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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 in December.

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 ARE NOW CLOSED.

Heats:

September 17: 5pm & 7.30pm
September 18: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 19: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 24: 5pm & 7.30pm
September 25: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 26: 6.45pm & 9pm
October 1: 5pm & 7.30pm
October 2: 6.45pm & 9pm
October 9: 6.45pm & 9pm
October 10: 6.45pm & 9pm
October 15: 5pm & 7.30pm 

Quarter Finals
October 29: 5pm & 7.30pm
October 30: 8.30pm
October 31: 8.30pm
November 1: 8.30pm
November 5: 5pm & 7.30pm
November 6: 8.30pm
November 7: 8.30pm
November 8: 8.30pm

Semi Finals
November 26: 5pm & 7.30pm
November 27: 8.30pm
November 28: 8.30pm

Final
18 December 7pm

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

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