Southampton Comedy Club & Live Music Venue - The Attic

New Forest New Comedian of the Year - Wednesday 31st May

New Forest New Comedian of the Year - Wednesday 31st May

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New Forest New Comedian of the Year - Heat 1  at The Attic, Southampton

New Forest New Comedian Festival is giving over 60 new acts the chance to compete for the inaugural title, “New Comedian of the Year”.

You, the audience, have the power of deciding who makes it through, with each comedian getting just five minutes to show what they can do.

New Forest New Comedian of the Year, part of the New Forest comedy Festival  at The Attic in Southampton

Heats will be live at venues across the whole of the New Forest, and the Final will be held on Saturday 17th June at Hanger Farm.

The comedian that wins on the 17th of June at Hanger Farm, will be fast tracked to the Semi-Finals of the national New Comedian of the Year competition, which is held at the Museum of Comedy in London in the Autumn of 2023. The winner will have their name next to previous finalists, including Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Nigel Ng (Uncle Roger), Alasdair Beckett-King and Amy Gledhill.

Sam Nicoresti

MC and guest act for the evening Sam Nicoresti

Join us at The Attic to see these hilarious comedians for - Heat 1

Paul McHugh

Harri Dhillon

Kathryn Penfield

Sam Chant

Lee Smith

Glenn Braley

Geordie Geoff

Charlie Firth

Christie Grattan

Ben Arumadri

Annabel Edmonds

Naryan Branch


Entry Requirements:

  • The competition is free to enter and open to any non-professional act that’s been performing for 5 years or less.
  • Entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome.
  • All contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.


Tickets are £6 ordered online in advance. Or £10 at the door if still available on the night

Happy Hour and Doors at 7 pm with show starting at 7:30pm.

The Attic @ River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton. SO40 9HQ.

Seating Unreserved.

N/B: Line ups may be subject to change, refunds not available.
If the event doesn't go ahead, you will receive a full refund.
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