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THE 2014 COMPETITION WINNER IS...

JENNY COLLIER

2nd Place - Olaf Falafel and 3rd Place Ed Caruana

With Special Mentions to Eshaan Akbar and Lydia Hirst (who vanished before the photos where taken!)

With great performances from the other 10 acts as well, to make a cracking night at a sold out Dogstar.

Chortle write up of the Night  Click Here

2015 competition applications will open in July.

THE 2014 FINALISTS WERE...

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.

NEW ACT OF THE YEAR 2014..... FULL LIST OF SEMI-FINALISTS

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

Pav

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

 

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HEATS
LONDON - COVENT GARDEN
September 24, 25, 26, 27, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15,16, 17, 22, 23, 24,25, 29, 30, Nov 1

LONDON - BRIXTON

September 28, October 5 12, 19, 26, November 2

BRIGHTON

September 27

MANCHESTER

September 13

EDINBURGH

August 11, 18, 19

CAMBRIDGE

October 1
SEMI FINALS
LONDON - COVENT GARDEN
November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
THE FINAL
LONDON - BRIXTON
November 30

 

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

THE 2014 COMPETITION IS NOW OVER - APPLICATION START FOR 2015 IN JULY

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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