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2013 Heats
Heats Start Nov 2012
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London - Brixton

Nov 11, 13, 18, 19, 26, 27. Dec 2, 4, 9, 11. Jan 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 29

London - Covent Garden

Nov 18, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29. Dec 5. Jan 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30, 31

London - Richmond

Jan 18

Aylesbury
Jan 12
Berkhampstead
Jan 25
Brighton
Dec 14, 15
Bury
Jan 16
Cambridge
Dec 12
Edinburgh
Dec 5, 6
Glasgow
Jan 12, 19
Nottingham
Jan 19, 20, 21
Nelson (Lancashire)
Jan 17
Newcastle
Jan 8, 15, 22
Sheffield
Jan 31
Quarter Finals

London - Brixton

Feb 24, 26. Mar 3, 5, 19, 12, 19, 26.

London - Covent Garden

Feb 27, 28. Mar 6, 7, 13, 14, 29, 21, 27. April 4.

Whitley Bay
Jan 26
Edinburgh
Feb 27, 28
Semi Finals

London - Brixton

April 30. May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

THE FINAL

Highlight Camden

26th May

Entry for the 2014 competition will open in mid-2014 We will be running the 2014 competition later in the year, from September to December, with entries open in July.


Congratulations to the 2013 New Act of the Year SOFIE HAGAN

2 Place was Alasdair Beckett-King, 3rd Place Jonny Pelham and a special judges mention to Jack Heal

The full line-up of finalists were:

Richard Stainbank * Ben Clover * Andrew McBurney * Zak Splijt * Jonny Pelham * Mark Barrowcliffe * James Farmer * Alistair Williams * Sofie Hagen * Sunil Patel * Alisdair Beckett-King * Mo The Comic
Jack Heal

Final Review from British Comedy Guide : click here

Final Review from Chortle : click here

News of the Winners from Talent GB : click here

This competition is a comedians chance to follow in the footsteps of many top name comedians, who cut their comedy teeth in this competition and where discovered by performing in it. We've been finding the best in new UK comedy since 2001 - Greg Davies won the competition on his fourth ever gig, Russell Kane won it in the first six months when he was starting out, and the list of previous winners and finalists includes these, Jack Whitehall, Rhod Gilbert, Daniel Rigby, Nina Conti, Imran Yusuf, Marek Larwood, Steve Hall, Matt Kirshen, Carl Donnelley and many, many more.

In 2013 we are supported by WeGotTickets, and this means that our prize fund has grown this year - with total prizes this year worth 4,000 - and this includes a winners cheque for 2,000, plus paid work, and a lot of exposure in the comedy industry.

Heats ran around the country from the start of November until the end of January, followed by the quarter and semi-finals over March, April and early May.

The the grand final this year was held at Highlight in Camden, on Sunday May 26th 2013 - where the top acts were judged by a panel of industry experts, in front of an audience that also sees a big chunk of the comedy industry in attendance. The final in 2013 was compered by Imran Yusuf.

To see all the competition rules, click here - and the full list of prizes is here.

      

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