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Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2017

18 Oct - 22 Oct 2017
  • The grand final has an approximate running time of 3hrs
  • £9 - £6
Headliners Damian Kingsley and Maureen Younger, with MCs

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

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

01206 573948

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