By TonyG at 18:09 on 01/11/12
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NEW ACT OF THE YEAR SHOWCASE 2013 (The Naty's) - THE AUDITIONS
Auditions for The New Act of The Year Comedy Showcase and awards start in November, and will present the best of emerging talent in the world of comedy this year. Auditions are regularly attended by acts from around Britain, and aim to give comedians the opportunity to perform at this celebrated industry showcase.
Up to 16 acts per audition night have been selected to perform a five minute showcase of their act in front of a live audience and a panel judges.
12 acts will be chosen on completion of the auditions and will be invited to play the New Act of The Year 2013 Comedy Showcase (30th Year anniversary) and Awards Final to be held at the Bloomsbury Theatre on Sunday 27th January 2013
Established in 1983, the New Act of The Year showcase has helped most of the new wave of comedy acts get started on the big stage. Previous finalists include Linda Smith, Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Ardal O'Hanlon, Ronnie Ancona, Imran Yusuf, Catherine Tate, Lee 'Nelsy' Nelson, Andi Osho, Jack Whitehall, Gina Yashere, Ricky Grover, Lee Mac, Simon Day, Simon Pegg, Omid Djalili, Andrew Maxwell, Alistair McGowan, Alan Davies, Ed Byrne and Russell Brand.
The 2012 final continued the high standard set in recent years and this year's New Act of The Year was the engagingly surreal Patrick Cahill.
'I cannot recall another line up with a more eclectic range of styles and delivery' Arthur Smith
'…..confirming that there is more to the current comedy' Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
'the most important show of the year for new comedy and variety talent' The Stage
Compered by Roland Muldoon - Auditions will be held at
Tuesday 20th November @ The Magdala, 2a South Hill Park, London NW3 2SB http://tinyurl.com/cvter7l
Wednesday 21st November @ The Magdala, 2a South Hill Park, London NW3 2SB http://tinyurl.com/cvter7l
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012