LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year

Sunday 10th April 2022 7 PM

LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year finally returns for 2022 with a national competition across the UK and coming to Manchester for the first time on 10th April. 


Watch & vote for your favourite acts and be guided on the way by Sian Davies, MC and Kate McCabe, headlining. 

We have a fantastic group of talents with something for every taste & style to entertain you so don’t miss your chance to help shape the future of LGBTQ+ Comedy and for one lucky winner winning the top prize – their own 1 hour comedy special filmed and broadcast on Next Up Comedy. 

Tickets £5 here

Dan Tiernan

25 year old, gay, high energy dypraxic Mancunian. 

Ali Wilson

Jumping into the Manchester scene in October 2021, Ali is a warm, energetic force. She’s a queer comic with ADHD and a lot to say.

Mark Pencherz

Older Fatter Queerer

Alex Stringer

Leicester Square new comedian of the year semi finalist 2021

Ted Milligan

“With his quick wit and engaging stage presence, he managed to keep the crowd in stitches” – EdFringe review

Natalie Bryce

Natalie Bryce is a Scottish comedian who has been described as the answer to “satire and debauchery”. She was Scottish Comedian of the Year Finalist in 2018 and winner of the Hot Water Comedy Roast Battle in November 2019.

Umby Winters

York New Comedian of the Year 2019 – Runner Up

Adam Rohan

Calls himself the BFG of comedy… the Big Fat Gay.


Mikaela Birch

Founder of the Cunnilingus Show, a comedy variety show focused on queer education and sexuality in Amsterdam.

Kat Molinari

“Kat Molinari’s feminist jokes are so good, your sh*t boyfriend will dump you for laughing at them.” – Blizzard Comedy. 

Stuart Thomas

Frog and Bucket Beat the Frog World Series Finalist Beat the ARC Stockton Gong Finalist Beat Funhouse Comedy Gong

Josh Reynolds

Midland comedy awards 2021 – 2nd place best new act. 

Doors: 6.30pm

Showtime – 7.00pm prompt