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New Comedian

New Comedian of the Year

New Comedian of the Year is the new act competition produced by Leicester Square Theatre with places for 300 acts.

Started in 2009 our aim is to have a competition that's equally enjoyable for contestant & audience alike.

The competition is based at the theatre and runs throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre at the end of November.

The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification. 

ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 COMPETITION WILL OPEN ON 1 JUNE 2017

Check out our other competitions, Old Comedian of the Year and Sketch Off!
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PAST WINNERS

2016

1st place - Joby Mageean
2nd place - Stanley Brooks
3rd place - Micky Overman

2015

1st place - ZakSplijt aka LJ Da Funk
2nd place - Bilal Zafar
3rd place - Yuriko Kotani

Previous winners include... Tim Renkow, Funmbi Omotayo, Matt Rees, Tim Shishodia, Rob Beckett