News: NATYS Final Line-Up Confirmed

News: Entries Open for NATYS 2020

The line-up for the final of the annual New Acts of the Year has been confirmed.

This year's showcase will take place at 2.30pm at the Leicester Square Theatre on January 31. It will be compered by usual MC Arthur Smith. Buy tickets here.

The event has been running since 1982 and originally took place regularly at the Hackney Empire.

Previous winners include Ardal O'Hanlon and Stewart Lee. Daniel Kitson came second in 1998 (Micky Flanagan and Catherine Tate were unplaced that year). Simon Amstell was a finalist in 2003 and Russell Brand was unplaced in 2000. Eddie Izzard and Harry Hill were also finalists.

The 13 acts appearing this year are as follows. 

 

1. PRESIDENT OBONJO (BENJAMIN BELLO)

2. BILAL ZAFAR

3. BUCKET (Ed Eales-White and Jon Pointing)

4. DAVE GREEN 

5. EMMA SIDI

6. JOSEPH MURPHY (AKA Mr Spooky)

7. JIMMY BIRD 

8. JOSH PUGH 

9. LAURA BODELL (AKA Svetlana the Oligarch's Wife)

10. LUCA ‘Bonafe’ CUPANI 

11. PATRICK BRUSNAHAN

12. REVAN & FENNELL

13. THOMAS RACKHAM

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