Closing 13/07/2008

The New Act of The Year is one of the strongest and most competitive comic talent contests in the UK. For one night only audiences can see the cream of the crop!

Every year over a dozen highly talented contestants bring the house down as they battle it out for the top places in the competition on the magnificent Hackney Empire stage. Previous contestants include Russell Brand, Catherine Tate, Gina Yashere, David Baddiel and Matt Lucas.

Hosted by Paul Chowdhry, the line up is set to include the rising stars of this year's final including Steve Weiner, Andi Osho, Pippa Evans, Holly Walsh, Maureen Younger, Liz Carr, Joe Kay, Luke Toulson, Isma Almas and Imran Yusaf.

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