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New Variety Lives presents
NATYS: New Act of the Year - Top of the Bill
Sunday 11 February
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In a nutshell
The East End transfer of the popular search for original new comedy 100 Acts - 5 mins each - who will be Top of the Bill?
NATYS Comedy Selection looks for Acts that can, in their own unique way, present a five minute showcase of a longer comedy piece, which represents a bookable, twenty minute routine, and displays the Act’s commitment to original comedy performance.
Following in the legendary footsteps of Harry Hill, Nina Conti, Russel Brand and Gina Yashere, 12 Acts are selected to take part in the NAYTS Top of the Bill season finale, performing to an audience that includes comedy scouts and reviewers, and for the chance to be booked for New Variety Lives comedy shows in London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Producers, New Variety Lives, reckon a variety bill of acts on any given comedy show offers the most successful entertainment. The format, introducing a range of comic ideas, presentation styles and original content, makes for the best experience and offers widest range of audiences a well rounded variety evening.
New Variety Lives has a long track record of commitment to innovative comedy and to keep comedy Live; having created a London-wide circuit in the 80’s, saved and programmed the Hackney Empire for 20 years and established the NATYS as the most important stepping stone for emerging comedic talent.
What to Expect
Over 4 Comedy Selection shows, 100 Acts each audition their 5 min routines. Acts perform musical, stand-up, sketch and speciality comedy. 12 Acts are selected to perform at the season finale and 1 act is voted to be Top of the Bill for 2018.
What people are saying
‘Always one of the most fun (and often most bizarre)...’ - Time Out
‘The most important talent showcase in the country’ - The Guardian
‘...a reputation for providing the most eclectic final...’ - Chortle
‘...most important show of the year for new comedy & variety talent’ - The Stage
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix has supported NATYS: Comedy Selection since 2010 and, for the first time, receives, from Leicester Square Theatre, the “East End Transfer” of NATYS: Top of the Bill season finale.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 18+.
This event is wheelchair accessible.