Theatre hosts talent finals

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A HUNT for the country’s best new comedian will be broadcast live from Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

Patrick Kielty and Stephen K Amos will present the New Comedy Award 2012 final live on BBC Radio 2 and the Red Button from 8pm tonight.

Six finalists – Lucy Beaumont, Pete Otway, Sunil Patel, Tommy Rowson, Matt Rees and Matt Winning – will compete for the title.

Previous finalists include Alan Carr, Peter Kay and Lee Mack.

This year’s finalists have been whittled down from 800 acts who competed in a series of heats over the last few months.

For tickets, which are priced at £9, contact the Grand Box Office by calling (01253) 743340.

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