Amused Moose NATIONAL NEW COMIC AWARD 2020 FINAL, in central London.


IAN SMITH  (Awardwinner, and Mock The Week writer)  


A socially distanced event and venue complying with Tier2 regulations.
      There is essential information further down, so please do read that.

So we are absolutely delighted - despite two finalists having had Covid19, plus numerous postponements - that tonight at London's Water Rats, you and comedy industry experts will be voting for seven very entertaining finalists, who during 2020 have won through from hundreds in four previous rounds.

Your host for the evening is Moose favourite and multi-award winner Ian Smith who will introduce the seven finalists Andrew Nolan, Bennet Kavanagh, Jenan Young, Kathryn Mather, Lew Fitz, Nelson Gombakomba and Runi Talwar who will be getting lots of laughs while battling for the glory, fame and a Moose trophy previously won by Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Rob Beckett, with finalists including Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Jimmy Carr and Greg Davies.  

Arrival time: 6.45pm to 7pm only, unless you arrive by 5.45pm to eat before the show. 

Tickets: £12.00, and you can pre-order a meal if you wish. (Plus ticketing agents fee)

 Venue: Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8BZ.
             Tube/railway: Kings Cross is only a few minutes away.

CURRENTLY ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED but if you wish to join the Standby list, please email as below.  Many thanks

Email to arrange to book, saying how many tickets (now from 2 to 6, just for you or your household or your household+1 bubble), with your name and mobile number ... plus if you are coming specially to see a finalist perform please say who.


Socially-distanced show/venue's Tier2 restrictions:

  • Facemasks to be worn by everyone except when seated.
  • Only those in the same household (or household+1 bubble) are allowed to book to sit together.
  • Everyone to remain seated and not mingle with other groups.
  • Arrival time: 6.45 to 7pm but not before ... unless you arrive anytime before 5.45pm to eat before the show which you are very welcome to do, whether or not you have pre-booked your meal.   NB: Regulations require everyone arriving before 6.45 to eat.
  • Pre-booked meals will be served in the interval, unless you arrive by 5.45 and ask for your meal then instead.
  • Table service mostly, but if anyone has to go to the bar that should be just one person, and return to seating.
  • After the show, please stay in your seats to continue drinking+chatting.

1) No under 18s (bring ID if there may be any doubt)
2) Local bye-laws require venues to refuse admission to anyone who appears to have been pre-drinking, without refund*.
3) Anyone not complying with face covering requirement nor taking care with social distancing etc will be asked to leave without refund*.
4) The venue (not the comedy night) have responsibility for the above.     NB: *Refunds will be not made in any of the above circumstances, because it is assumed that everyone is aware of these terms here.
5) No food or drink to be brought into the venue.
6) Occasionally performers may unexpectedly become unavailable, so do check if you are coming to see a particular comedian, but 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 Amused Moose Kings Cross

The Water Rats theatre
328 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BZ

( 5 minutes stroll from Kings Cross tube and mainline station )




  Saturday 12 December: final