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New Comedian of the Year

Over 300 acts compete for the title of New Comedian of the Year in Leicester Square Theatre‘s hunt for the best new acts in the country.

Now in it’s 11th year previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more…

Heats take place 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.

The 2019 competition is now full & entries have been closed.

Museum of Comedy

31: 5.30pm & 8pm

1: 5pm & 7.30pm
5: 7pm
6: 7pm
7: 5.30pm & 8pm
8: 5pm & 7.30pm
14: 8.30pm
15: 5pm & 7.30pm
28: 5.30pm & 8pm
29: 5.30pm & 8pm

1: 7pm
5: 5pm & 7.30pm
6: 5pm & 7.30pm

Quarter Finals:
Museum of Comedy

19: 5pm & 7.30pm
20: 5pm & 7.30pm
26: 5.30pm & 8pm
27: 5pm & 7.30pm

9: 5.30pm
10: 5.30pm

Semi Finals:
Museum of Comedy

23: 5pm & 7.30pm
24: 5pm & 7.30pm

December 16: 7pm
In the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre



1st place - Sam Lake
2nd place - Darran Griffiths
3rd place - Calum Stewart & Yumna Mohamed


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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