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New Comedian of the Year


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About New Comedian of the Year

From over 300 entries and 36 heats, the top acts, as voted for by the comedy press, industry, and you, the audience, compete to be Leicester Square Theatre's New Comedian of the Year 2016. Now in its eighth year, previous finals have featured some of the finest up and coming acts on the circuit.

2015 winner: ZakSplijt aka LJ Da Funk, Runners Up: Bilal Zafar and Yuriko Kotani

Previous finalists include Rob Beckett, Tim Shishodia, Jim Campbell, Tania Edwards, Ian Smith, Sofie Hagen and Funmbi Omotayo

"From my experience of being on the judging panel of the LST New Comedian of the Year, the finalists were a brilliant snapshot of the quality and diversity of today's comedy scene." - Julian Hall, comedy critic of The Independent and the author of The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy