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Ed Caruana A quirky observational stand up from London.

Eshaan Akbar - A deaf British Asian from a Muslim family and his impending 30s has made him realise he hasn't quite got his head around the world around him.

George Rigden A self-depreciating musical comic from Bristol.

In Cahoots A fast paced sketch comedy double act comprising of Paul Raymond and Luke Manning.

Jenny B-side A stand-up, guitar toting, rude song writing, transvestite from Transyl... OK, Woking.

Jenny Collier Who worries about her life, and comes from Wales.

Joe Jacobs A Jewish comedian laden with misanthropic musings from Home County hell

Katharine Ferns Confessional and honest storytelling from Canada.

Lydia Hirst A dark poetic stand-up from Manchester.

Nabil Abdulrashid A British, Nigerian Muslim comedian with an original perspective of South London life.   

Olaf Falafel - A mixture of one-liners and Scandinavian stories, all the way from Sweden.

Robin Morgan A cheeky storytelling comic hailing from Cardiff

Robyn Perkins A friendly and Chatty comic from America.

Simon Caine - A stand-up comedian who talks about his life, world issues and the internet from Hertfordshire.

Wizzy Janew - A visually impaired observational comedian from Coventry.

The compere for the show will be Nik Coppin, and there will be a panel of industry judges selecting the winners.

The final is to be held on Sunday November 30th, at The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LQ.

Tickets are 12 (11 Concessions). Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.30pm.

Venue Page:  http://www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk/comedy/venue.asp?VenueID=75

Buy Tickets:  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283651

We'd also like to specially mention the semi-final runners-up that narrowly didn't make it to the final: Don Tran, Tom Ward, Laura McLenehan, Robbie Ormorod, Zahra Barri and Amy Goodchild.

An outstanding set of semi-finals, should mean a cracking final on November 30th!


All shows run at the SAVOY TUP, near Covent Garden, starting at 8.30pm (Doors Open 7.30pm), and run until 11pm. For venue details, click here. Tickets 8/7 Concessions.

Thu Nov-06

Jack Gleadow

Gary Knightly

Andy Storey

Don Tran

Tommy Barnes

Tom Appleton

James McDonnell

Melanie Gayle

Katharine Ferns

Gabriel Ebulu

Dave Chawner

In Cahoots

Paul Revil

Tom Taylor

Jenny B-Side


Fri Nov-07

Rosco McSkeleton

Tom Mayhew

Eshaan Akbar

Samantha Baines

Joe Sutherland

Robin Morgan

Ben Carter

Max Fleming

Johnny Isaac

Hayeden Griffith-Jones

Deage Paxton

Polly Penter

Wizzy Janew

Peter Latham

Tom Ward

Charley Harrison

Sean Patrick

Sat Nov-08

Allan Lindsay

Mark Daniels

Hari Sriskantha

Daniel Roberts

Mr Andy

Janet Bettesworth

Jenny Collier

Nabil Abdulrashid

Laura McClenaghan

Robbie Ormrod

Amir Koshokhan

Jacob Tong

Ben Random

Christian Elderfield

Bisha K. Ali

Jake Lambert



Thu Nov-13

Matt Banks

Robyn Perkins

George Rigden

Zahra Barri

Matthew Harrison

Luc Valvona

Sue Jenkins

Emmanuel Idama

Javier Costales

Jack Grant

Hannah Chalmers

Max Davies

Nick Elleray

Guy Flores

Arna Spek

Fri Nov-14

Tony Sloane

AFC Baggy


Maddy Carrick

Saskia Preston

Gatis Kandis

Conor Drum

Cressida Wetton

Killer Kittens

Amy Goodchild

Nathan Wilcock

Jethro Bradley

Rahul Kohli

Aaron Levene

Ben Thurston

Katie Pritchard

Ed Caruana

Sat Nov-15

Ally Houston

Tom King

Erika Bennington

Sarah Keyworth

Olaf Falaffel

Simon Caine

David Von Jones

Louise Reay

Twayna Mayne

Daniel Addis

Kieran Walsh

Joe Jacobs

Joe Hughes

Saban Kazim

Lydia Hirst


All shows run at the SAVOY TUP, near Covent Garden, starting at 8.30pm (Doors Open 7.30pm), and run until 11pm. For venue details, click here. Tickets 8/7 Concessions.

THE FINAL is at the Dogstar in Brixton on November 30th - click here

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Think You're Funny?

Want the chance to win 1,000 and be seen by the comedy industry?

Entries for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 are now open


Heats for the 2014 competition run from August through to the end of October in London, Edinburgh, Brighton, Manchester and Cambridge - with semi-finals in London at the start of November and the big final on November 30th.

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 2014 we have moved the competition later in the year, and we have total prizes worth over 2,500 - and this includes a winners cheque for 1,000, plus paid work, trophies, runners-up prizes and a lot of exposure in the comedy industry.

Heats ran around the country from August until October, followed by the semi-finals in early November.

The grand final this year will be held at The Dogstar in Brixton, on Sunday November 30th 2014 - where the top acts will be judged by a panel of industry experts, in front of an audience that will also sees a big chunk of the comedy industry in attendance.

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

All entries must be made via the online application form. Follow the instructions on this page

If you have any questions about the competition email us at: competition@laughinghorse.co.uk


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