New Act of the Year 2019

02 Feb 2019 8pm
New Act of the Year 2019 02 Feb 2019 8pm
Saturday 2nd February

New Acts of the Year returns for a new generation – Who’s Next?

‘…the most important show … for new comedy & variety talent’ – The Stage

After 10 years on the road, the long running annual search returns to find the next generation of comedy acts to freshen up and challenge the comedy scene, and follow in the celebrity footsteps of previous NATYS: Harry Hill, Gina Yashere, Russell Brand, Lee Nelson, Men in Coats, Nina Conti and many more household names

We’re back in the Pub Next Door, with a comedy cadre to run the NATYS selection process: a series of public audition for acts, in their own unique way, to present five minutes of a bookable, 20 minute routine, and display their commitment to original comedic performance,  from stand up to speciality, sketch to musical comedy and poetry to magic.

‘Always one of the most fun (and often most bizarre)…’ Time Out


Otiz Cannelloni hosts 12 acts booked to perform in the NAYTS Top of the Bill finale, performing to an audience that includes comedy scouts and reviewers; and for the chance to be booked to perform on Hackney Empire comedy bills and New Variety Lives rural comedy shows in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

‘…a reputation for providing the most eclectic final…’ Chortle


Producer, New Variety Lives carries the legacy commitment to innovative live comedy, rooted in the 1980s legend of the CAST New Variety London circuit, led by Roland & Claire Muldoon; who went on to save, restore and transform the Hackney Empire; and where, over 20 years, NATYS was established as the most important stepping stone for emerging comedic talent.

‘… the most important new talent showcase in the country’ The Guardian

Hackney Empire

£15.00 – £10  (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)
Age Guidance: 14+

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