Not So New Comedian of the Year
So you still think you're funny?
Forget cheery optimism & skinny jeans. At last, a competition for comics who've been around long enough to know better. Expect a high standard and a hint of world weary cynicism as 100 not so new acts compete for the title of Not so New Comedian of the Year.
The competition is open to anyone over 35 who has been performing for 5 years or more, and not making a living from comedy. Entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of original material or risk disqualification.
From the people who brought you New Comedian of the Year, but slightly more jaded…
Prizes this year are:
Runner up: £500
3rd place: £250
Heats (Museum of Comedy):
April 9: 8pm
April 11: 8pm
April 13: 2pm & 4.30pm
April 14: 2pm & 4.30pm
Semis (Museum of Comedy):
April 26: 8.30pm
April 27: 5.30pm & 8pm
Final (Leicester Square Theatre Main House):
15 May: 8.45pm
1st place - Naomi Paxton as Ade Campe
2nd place - Colin Chadwick
3rd place - Jules Oliver
1st place - Nick Elleray
2nd place - Rob Thomas
3rd place - Chris McGlade
1st place - Joe Bor as Jasper Cromwell Jones
2nd place - Magnus Turner MP
3rd place - Kelly Kingham
1st Place - Tim Shishodia
2nd Place - Toby Williams as Dr George Ryegold
3rd Place - Sam Savage as Linda Larkin
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