New Variety Lives is back with the NATYS’ 40th anniversary search for breakthrough comedy and variety acts.

Thousands of acts have auditioned, hundreds have performed, and now we’re looking for the latest dynamic emerging talent.


‘Most important show of the year for new comedy and variety talent.’


If you’re an emerging artist with 5 minutes worth of material, we’d love to see it. Think cabaret, clowning, stand-up, drag, music, improv and more. Be part of 2022’s most exciting new acts and perform excerpts of material for a panel of judges and a live audience.


Apply for an audition here


Past performers include Russell Brand, Shaparak Khorsandi, Francesca Martinez, Micky Flanagan, Mae Martin, Nina Conti, Sindhu Vee, Stewart Lee, Nabil Abdulrahid, Sue Gives A F**K, Gina Yashere and Diane Morgan. So you’ll be in pretty good company really.

‘Always one of the most fun (and often most bizarre)’

Time Out

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