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New Comedian of the Year  

Entries for 2018 are now closed.

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 and 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. 

at the Museum of Comedy
September 18: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 19: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 20: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 23: 7pm
September 25: 6.45pm & 9pm
September 26: 6.45 & 9pm
September 28: 8.30pm
September 29: 8.30pm
September 30: 5pm & 7.30pm
October 2: 6.45pm & 9pm
October 4: 6.45pm & 9pm
October 5: 8.30pm
October 6: 6pm & 8.30pm
Quarter Finals
at the Museum of Comedy:
October 14: 5pm & 7.30pm
October 17: 8.30pm
October 18: 7pm
October 20: 6pm & 8.30pm
October 21: 7.30pm
October 23: 6.45pm
October 24: 6.45pm

Semi Finals at the Museum of Comedy:
November 7: 8.30pm
November 8: 8.30pm
November 9: 8.30pm
November 10: 8.30pm

December 17: 7pm
In the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre



1st place - Mo Omar
2nd place - Ali Woods
3rd place - Jack Gleadow


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


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

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