Four of the best newer acts. Launch pad for future stars 26th year. Previous discoveries include Jason Manford, Jon Richardson, Sarah Millican, Romesh Ranganathan and more. 2022's future stars: Jon Pearson – 2022, Jon won Best Improv Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival; Aaron Simmonds – Jewish Comedian Of The Year 2017, star of critically acclaimed show, Disabled Coconut, Fringe 2019; Nina Gilligan – Outrageous, hilarious, observational, storytelling comedy. Award-winning comedian now a regular on the circuit; Jack Gleadow – 2018 Mercury Comedian of The Year winner. A delightful blend of audience participation, wordplay and physical comedy.