New Acts of the Year 2020

15 Feb 8pm
New Acts of the Year 2020 15 Feb 8pm
Saturday 15th February

The NATYS 2020

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


Hackney Empire

£17.50 – £10  (plus £1.15 per ticket online, £1.35 per ticket over the phone)


No photography or filming during the show

Approximate Running Time : two hours and thirty minutes, including a twenty minute interval.


Auditions are on  January 14, 15 and 21 and 4 February at 6pm

For more information on New acts of the year application & audition. Click Here 


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