The Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019

Back for a fourth year, the GYF New Comedian of the Year is again on the lookout for the best up and coming comedians from Yorkshire and beyond. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or fewer and entries from character acts, musical acts, and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of original material or risk disqualification.

18: 6pm

19: 5.30pm

20: 5pm

21: 5pm

22: 5.30pm

23: 5.30pm

24: 5.30pm

25: 6pm
26: 5.30pm

Final (Grand Opera House)


27: 5pm




And act name, if different


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Dates you are NOT available*

Please only state dates you are NOT available between 18-27 July 2019. You cannot swap places once assigned a Heat. You must be available for the final on 27 July 2019.

20 words about your act

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2018's competition was won by Mark Grimshaw, closely followed by runner up Samuel Serrano with Charlie Hopkinson and Charlotte Brooke sharing 3rd place in a hotly contested final MC'd by Mick Ferry.