The best new acts will get their gags on over two months of heats as they bid for a spot in January’s final, after which one of them will be crowned the rising star of 2013.

Previous new act finalists have included Stewart Lee, Jack Whitehall, Simon Pegg, Ed Byrne and last year’s winner Pat Cahill (above).

The laughs are guaranteed, and you might even see the next Live At The Apollo star in the making.

Nov 13, 19 & 27; December 3 & 11, free
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