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New Act Competition - Grand Final

Date: Friday 30th July, 2021
Venue: Bath Forum Ballroom
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: ~3hrs incl intervals
Price: 12 / 10 concs (see below *)

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title and the Lovehoney Best Newcomer Award.

After ten heats, the best acts battle it out in tonight's Grand Final, judged by a panel comprising comedy industry heavyweights including Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Julia Chamberlain, plus Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

The winner will be presented with the coveted Lovehoney Best Newcomer Award.

Previous finalists include David Eagle, Pete Latham, Sunjai Arif, Pav Rao, Tamar Broadbent, Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Garrett Millerick, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition co-organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with over 20 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4536695

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* Concessions: Students, unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

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