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Winners 2022

Dick Denham - Runner Up

 

Dick Denham is a non-binary, thirtysomething, up-and-coming comedian and writer based in London, originally from the Isle of Wight. A hit with queer and straight crowds alike, Dick has audiences in stitches with their surreal observations on being genderqueer in a heteronormative world, and the aspects of British culture that we all love to be indifferent about usually.

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Victoria Olsina - Winner 2022

 

Victoria Olsina - As seen on Next Up. Semi Finalist for Funny Women Stage Awards & 2Northdown New Act Competition 2020.

 

Victoria is a lesbian Argentinian immigrant who came to the UK to steal jobs and women. Her comedy style is a dry dark mix of observation and storytelling. She is also the producer & co-founder of Clandestina (queer women comedy night) & Mamas Comedy (women led comedy night).

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Ben Pollard

 

Ben Pollard - They say that musical comedy is the lowest form of comedy and Ben Pollard is here to prove them right. A new comic fresh on the London scene, Ben is a part-time comedy writing student at the NFTS and a fulltime barista and pourer of pints. Originally from Cornwall, his signature blend of off-kilter comedy, poor dancing and irritatingly catchy tunes is sure to leave you thinking 'So that's why he had to leave the South West

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Alison Zrada

 

Alison Zrada- Alison is a London-based comedian and nerd who did Classics at university and is determined to make it everyone else's problem. Purveyor of dressing like an art teacher and history lessons thinly disguised as comedy.

 

"I rarely hear a comedian do material that's as smart as she happens to be" – Scott Capurro

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Dee Allum

 

Dee Allum is a comedian from Watford who came out as transgender just over a year ago, and started talking about it on stage within weeks because standup is cheaper than therapy. 2Northdown New Act winner 2021. Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian runner-up 2021. Pleasance Reserve 2022.

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Alex Stringer

 

Alex Stringer

“Alex is a natural comedic talent and even with 5 months away from stage, she stays hilarious and consistent” - Dane Baptiste

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