Amused Moose National New Comic Awards showcase, at Karma Sanctum Hotel in Soho.


IAN SMITH  (Awardwinner, and Mock The Week writer)  
Josh Baulf  (Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2018 finalist)  
Basil Jamm  (Amused Moose People's Champion award winner. "A quirky and different approach that could make his name": Chortle)  
Dan Jones  ("One to watch": Rhod Gilbert)  
Russell Arathoon  ("guilty pleasure comedy": Chortle)  
Babatunde Aleshe  (AmusedMoose National New Comic awardwinner 2019. "The real deal": Chortle)  
Ruby Carr  ("Insufferably delightful" Amused Moose National New Comic 2019 finalist)  
Patrick Spicer  ("Cheekiness, silliness and tongue-in-cheek": Chortle)  
Michael Akadiri  ("Assured storyteller ... engaging anecdotes": Chortle)  
Stuart McPherson  ('A rising star': Metro)  

Amused Moose Comedy's NATIONAL NEW COMIC AWARD showcase 

Tonight you can join talentscouts eager to see the hottest new comedians around, who want to get ahead of the game and see 2019's finalists onstage before the Final at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. 

So if you can't get to the Final in Edibnburgh here's your chance to see the finalists showcase their comedy chops onstage in London, in the plush Variety Screening Room at Soho's upmarket rock'n'roll Karma Sanctum Hotel, hosted by delightful awardwinning Ian Smith.

"An atmosphere which is both intimate and unfailingly professional ... in the plush setting that deters the lairier elements of a night-out crowd":

Ian introduces Babatunde Aleshe, Basil Jamm, Dan Jones, Michael Akadiri, Patrick Spicer, Ruby Carr, Russell Arathoon, Stuart McPherson and 2018 finalist Josh Baulf who are following in the footsteps of previous winners and finalists including Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican, Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Rhod Gilbert, Nina Conti, Alex Horne, Jimmy Carr and Greg Davies.

Take a cheeky peek at some of this year's finalists, plus very wellknown past finalists and other comedy delights, on our dedicated Amused Moose Comedy YouTube channel:  (if you like it click 'Subscribe' and the notification bell too)

Amused Moose’s multi-awardwinning and TimeOut Recommended comedy nights feature the very best stand-ups on the comedy circuit, television and festivals worldwide, as well as brilliant handpicked breaking talent.

Delight not only in tonight's mirthmakers in this trendsetting hotel which combines a showbiz vibe with the ambience of a private members club, but also enjoy the food and drinks served in its Wild Heart Bar & Grill and rooftop bar, where you will be welcome to meet and mingle long before showtime, and long afterwards too - both serve an extensive range of cocktails and craft beer. 

Showtime is 7.45pm; the comedy room with its private bar opens at 7.30pm, but you can arrive from 5pm and relax in the hotel's Wild Heart bar.

Enjoy a 20% "Before Show" discount on the a la carte menu, or choose from the £14.95 set menu, ordering at least an hour before the doors open for the show.  Call 020 7292 6102 to book a table.  Bar snacks are available at all times.

Tickets: From £4 earlybird to £10 on-the-day (Any unsold tickets for sale when the comedy room opens for £10 contactless or cash).

Venue: Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF; there is a free cloakroom at the hotel reception. 
Tubes: Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus are only a few minutes walk away.

Seating: If you’d like to sit with friends who will arrive separately, someone should arrive when the doors open and know the number in your group.
Seating cannot be absolutely guaranteed for late arrivals.
The venue is airconditioned, and totally wheelchair accessible except the rooftop bar (do notify asap so that seating in the comedy room can be re-arranged).

Birthday groups are very welcome, but no single-gender groups of 6 or more.  (See Small Print below)

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1) No under 14’s (14-17 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
2) Local bye-laws require venues to refuse admission to anyone who appears to have been pre-drinking, so come straight to the venue rather than elsewhere first.
3) Because of potential annoyance to others, Hen Nights, Stag Nights, and single gender groups of 6 or more will not be admitted.
4) Anyone causing a nuisance or disturbance will be required to leave.
The venue (not the comedy night) have responsibility for the above.
NB: No refund will be made in any of the above circumstances, because it is assumed that everyone is aware of, and accepts, these terms.
5) Occasionally performers may unexpectedly become unavailable, so do check if you are coming to see a particular comedian.  Neither they nor Amused Moose Comedy accept any liability in respect of their non-appearance, but Amused Moose Comedy will do all possible to replace them with another comedian of similar or higher standing

At Soho's Karma Sanctum Hotel.

20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF (Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus tubes)

  Monday 1 July