New comedians have been invited to apply to take part in the competition which will feature heats across the country throughout February, March and April 2019. The final will be held on Sunday 12th May at Blackpool Winter Gardens as part of Manford’s Comedy festival. Jason Manford will be the host for the evening and will be joined by some esteemed judges to help choose the best act along with an audience vote. The winner will receive a £1000 prize, progression spots with Manford’s Comedy Clubs, presented with an award trophy and will also be invited to appear as a guest on Jason Manford’s Absolute Radio show. The runner up will receive a prize of £250 and the chance to progress with Manford’s comedy clubs.
Jason Manford said “One of the best things about having a chain of comedy clubs is that I get to see the names of all the new exciting acts coming through the ranks. This competition will enable us to give these new acts a bigger leg up, and I’ll get to see them all perform on the night”
Manford's New Act of the Year 2019