London’s dedicated LGBTQ+ Comedy Night is pleased to announce the finals of the LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year competition taking place at the Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden.
 

Our event is supporting the next generation of LGBTQ+ comedians and provide an exciting platform for their individual voices to be heard.


This is the climax of the competition and this is your chance to join our celebrity judges deciding who wins the competition. You'll be watching the final 6 acts from the competition performing a ten minute set. Your vote along with the judges will decide who the night's winners are. 

 

THE FINALISTS

SAM SERRANO

At the age of just 19, Sam Serrano is a rising star on the comedy circuit. Coming 2nd in the prestigious Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedian Of The Year where they received rave- "put the x in x factor" york press "laugh-out-loud funny" yorkshire post. Now they play comedy clubs all around the country and love every single second of it!  “

DARCIE SILVER

Darcie has climbed the comedy ladder quicker than most and regularly performs at prestigious clubs all over the country. With a hilarious mix of one liners and dark jokes which you can’t quite believe she’s saying she’s been described by the industry as one to watch. “Very Funny Stuff” – Russell Kane

KATIE PRICE

A self proclaimed micro aggression against the patriarchy and winner of the diabetic, stammering, dyslexic Jewish Comedian the Year Award 1996.  Judaism's answer to Katie Price; Katie Cut Price.

CARMEN ALI

Carmen Ali is a stand-up comedian, and blogger who likes playing chess and once quoted Shakespeare while giving a lap dance. Described as ‘adorably filthy’ by her friends, she talks openly about her life including sex, stripping, and strap-ons. “I was worried you were going to be crap but you were really good” – Hugh Grant (yes, really)

LOUISE YOUNG

Louise has a warmth on stage that engages the audience from the off. Her laid back style gives way to a high rate of wonderfully crafted, razor-sharp jokes that have built up her reputation as a strong comic presence.

“Louise Young is dynamite! Intelligent and street smart, she wins the entire room over with wonderfully written jokes, a spellbinding stage presence and the timing of a 20-year pro.’ (Punch Drunk Comedy)

Funny Women Finalist 2017

 

CHARLIE GEORGE

Charlie George is a former dancer & circus performer who came to comedy to find her voice, turns out her voice is a lot like an 18th Century man’s trapped inside the body of a queer brown lady. A finalist of Pride’s Got Talent in 2018 & Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018 in her first year of comedy.



The judging panel features an amazing mix of talents, Helen Lederer, Jordan Gray & David Morgan.

The judges will be giving entertaining & insightful feedback live at the end of each act making this a unique and special night of comedy for everyone involved.

Judges

Jordan Gray who rose to fame on BBC’s The Voice hosted the launch night as MC (March 20th) and is judging at both the semi & the finals.

Helen Lederer

The legendary Helen Lederer will be joining the judging panel for the finals of LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year on 22nd May. Helen commented 'Rather special to be here with a showcase of top LGBTQ+ Comedy talent. Lucky me' .

David Morgan

David Morgan is a British stand-up comedian from Solihull. Morgan's early TV appearances include BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff, E4's Virtually Famous & ITV 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here NOW'

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