NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2014 Comes to Leicester Square Theatre This Fall

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NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2014 Comes to Leicester Square Theatre This Fall

New Comedian of the Year 2014 is the sixth year of the new act competition produced by Leicester Square Theatre with places for 300 acts. Started in 2009, the aim is to have a competition that's equally enjoyable for contestant and audience alike.

The competition is based at the theatre and runs throughout the Autumn season in the Lounge, culminating in the final in the Main House at the end of November.

The competition is open to any non-professional act that's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.

You are eligible to enter if...

  • You have 5 years or less experience of performing on the comedy circuit internationally.
  • You are not a professional comic (i.e. you don't make your living solely from live gigs or TV appearances as a paid comic). Supplementing income through paid gigs is fine.
  • All types of comedy acts can apply: stand-up, sketch, character, variety, musical acts etc. all welcome.
  • You must have at least 5 minutes of original material.
  • You cannot have been in a past final of this competition (finalists from alternative competitions are allowed).
  • Acts who did not make the final in previous years and who are still eligible are encouraged to reapply.

HOW TO ENTER:

The only way to enter is by completing the application form online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/new-comedian.

Successful entrants will be contacted by 1 July with Heat details.

COMPETITION DATES:

All rounds take place in the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre, except the final which will be in the Main House.

HEATS:

September

SUNDAY 7 5pm & 7.30pm

MONDAY 8 6.45pm & 9pm

SUNDAY 14 5pm & 7.30pm

MONDAY 15 6.45pm & 9pm

SUNDAY 21 5pm & 7.30pm

MONDAY 22 6.45pm & 9pm

SUNDAY 28 7pm

MONDAY 29 6.45pm & 9pm

October

SUNDAY 5 7pm & 9.15pm

MONDAY 6 6.45pm & 9pm

SUNDAY 12 7pm & 9.15pm

MONDAY 13 6.45 & 9pm

MONDAY 20 6.45pm & 9pm

QUARTER FINALS:

October

SUNDAY 26 5pm & 7.30pm

MONDAY 27 6.45pm & 9pm

November

SUNDAY 2 5pm & 7.30pm

MONDAY 3 6.45pm & 9pm

SEMI FINALS:

November

MONDAY 10 6.45pm & 9pm

SUNDAY 16 5pm & 7.30pm

FINAL:

November

SUNDAY 23 7.30pm

TICKET PRICES:

Heats, Quarter & Semi Finals £6

Final £15

Book at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/new-comedian or 08443 733433. The Leicester Square Theatre is located at 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX. For more information, visit www.leicestersquaretheatre.com or follow on Twitter @lsqtheatre. Nearest tube: Leicester Square.

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