AND THE 2014 FINALISTS ARE...
Caruana – A quirky observational stand up from
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
Rigden – A self-depreciating musical comic from
Cahoots – A fast paced sketch comedy double act
comprising of Paul Raymond and Luke Manning.
B-side – A stand-up, guitar toting, rude song
writing, transvestite from Transyl... OK, Woking.
Collier – Who worries about her life, and comes
Jacobs – A Jewish comedian laden with
misanthropic musings from Home County hell
Ferns – Confessional and honest storytelling
Hirst – A dark poetic stand-up from Manchester.
Abdulrashid – A British, Nigerian Muslim
comedian with an original perspective of South
Falafel - A mixture of one-liners and
Scandinavian stories, all the way from Sweden.
Morgan – A cheeky storytelling comic hailing
Perkins – A friendly and Chatty comic from
Caine - A stand-up comedian who talks about his
life, world issues and the internet from
Janew - A visually impaired observational
comedian from Coventry.
for the show will be Nik Coppin, and there
will be a panel of industry judges selecting the
The final is
to be held on Sunday November 30th,
at The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton,
London, SW9 8LQ.
are £12 (£11 Concessions).
7.30pm, Show 8.30pm.
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
An outstanding set of semi-finals, should mean a
cracking final on November 30th!
NEW ACT OF THE YEAR 2014..... FULL LIST OF
All shows run at the SAVOY
TUP, near Covent Garden, starting at 8.30pm
(Doors Open 7.30pm), and run until 11pm. For
click here. Tickets £8/£7 Concessions.
Bisha K. Ali
David Von Jones
All shows run
at the SAVOY TUP, near Covent Garden,
starting at 8.30pm (Doors Open
7.30pm), and run until 11pm. For
click here. Tickets £8/£7
THE FINAL is at
the Dogstar in Brixton on November
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Want the chance to win £1,000 and be seen by the
Entries for the Laughing Horse New Act of the
Year 2014 are now open
ENTRIES FOR THE 2014 COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED
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.
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.
ran around the country from August until October, followed by the
semi-finals in early November.
The grand final this year will be held
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
All entries must be
made via the online application form. Follow the
instructions on this
If you have any
questions about the competition email us at: