Jo Brand hosts the 38th annual New Acts of the Year Showcase, and NATYS 2019, Njambi McGrath, tops the New Variety Bill featuring the next wave of Comedy acts.
From stand up to speciality, sketch to musical comedy and poetry to magic, 12 comedy acts, selected from 100 auditions, perform five minutes of their circuit routines. Treading Hackney Empire’s boards on their quest into the world of live popular entertainment, they follow in the footsteps of a Wikipedia of previous NATYS generations.
Previous Finalists include:Linda Smith, Nina Conti, Russell Brand, Micky Flanagan, Stewart Lee, Gina Yashere, Men in Coats, Francesca Martinez, President Obonjo, Imran Yusuf and Spencer Jones
‘… the most important new talent showcase in the country’The Guardian
“…most important show of the year for new comedy & variety talent” – The Stage
‘Always one of the most fun (and often most bizarre)…’Time Out
‘…a reputation for providing the most eclectic final…’Chortle
They’re wiping down the masks once again and bringing some younger, more talented comedians with them for the ride. Expect songs, inappropriate punchlines and the sight of five men in their mid thirties questioning their life choices on stage whilst dancing…
Delighted to report that Barnaby Judge, Charlie Partridge and Fiona Sagar have made the quarter finals of this competition and will compete in different heats at the Museum of Comedy on Sunday 2 February!!! Here’s to seeing them both in the semis….
Fiona Sagar is hosting a monthly comedy night alongside Sara Pascoe’s pick-of-the-fringe Vanessa Hammick, starting on 9th October. This month’s line up includes:
Sara Barron as featured on The Guilty Feminist, BBC R4Xtra, and Dave Gorman’s “Modern Life is Goodish”
Caroline Mabey ‘thoroughly enjoyable company…the slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin’ Evening Standard
Tania Edwards as seen on Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year (Channel 4), Mock the Week, Après Ski (BBC2), and The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4). She recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour.
Rosie Jones ‘Smart, mischievous, laugh-out-loud funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Genuinely masterful’ (Skinny).
Katia Kvinge as seen on BBC, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and Netflix.
Tickets £6 in advance/ £8 on door (cash only) and available here