Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2017

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Wed 18 October 2017
Sun 22 October 2017
£9 - £6
Mercury Main Theatre

Wed 18 Oct, 8pm

Heat 1 of Colchester New Comedian of the Year

Ten of the best new comedians battle it out for the chance of a place in our grand final.

With MC Ali Warwood (Shortlist Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2016) and Headliner Damian Kingsley

“Well-evoked anecdotal material drawn from his own embarrassments and inadequacies are the mainstay, delivered with a cadence similar to that of observational wunderkind Seann Walsh. The set’s powered by punchlines” – Chortle

“Kingsley made us roar with his witty routines about life, love and general embarrassment, throwing in a few brilliant metaphors and mixing them through his intelligent comedy” – Broadway Baby


Sun 22 Oct, 1pm

Grand Final of Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2017

The final nine acts through from the heats compete for the trophy and prize as well as the glory.

MC Zahra Barri (“Zahra Barri is Irish/Egyptian: a combination which makes stand-up comedy an almost unavoidable career choice…terrific” – Venue Magazine) with headliner Maureen Younger

“If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.” – Time Out; ”One of the most naturally talented comedians I have worked with, brilliant timing, warm and funny” – Sally Holloway



Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

Heat 1 has been paired with our Snowdrop menu. Click here to take a look!

Unfortunately, our restaurant will not be open for the Grand Final on Sun 22 Oct.

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