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What's on at Bath Comedy Festival

New Act Competition - Grand Final

Date: Sunday 10th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 3hrs
Price: £8.50

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(See alternative box offices listed below, if available)


The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up and coming comics in the UK compete in five heats.

The nine best acts from the competition heats battle it out in tonight's grand final, judged by a panel including comedy industry heavyweights Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, and Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

Previous finalists include Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with 18 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. He has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst. 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.

A Mirth Control and Nick Steel presentation.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

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Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
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Note: Bath Box Office fees:
10% booking fee, per ticket: £0.85 £1 Transaction fee, per booking.

Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.09

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