He has only been performing two years but in that time has won the Comedy Cafe New Act Of The Year competition and the Chortle
Student Comedian of the Year award - all while making it look effortless .
editor Steve Bennett said: 'We've found some amazing comedy talent over the past decade of this competition - and are really looking forward to seeing what 2014 will bring."
Awards honour acts for their live circuit work and are recognised throughout the UK, with a host of the leading comedy critics casting their votes.
editor Steve Bennett said: "Peter Kay's act is seen as very old school and he has a reputation for not doing anything innovative or exciting.
The comedy website Chortle
described him as having 'distinctive and eclectic gags his best lines are inspired.' Maddix is one of most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years.
The former Chortle
Student Comedian of the Year will be joined by Joey Page, whose TV credits include Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe and more, Tony is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, Chortle
Best Live Show Award winner 2013, Chortle
Best Club Comic Award winner 2013 and Chortle
Best Breakthrough Act Award winner 2012.
Seann Walsh, star of Channel 4's Stand up for the Week is a rising star on the UK comedy circuit, boasting such accolades as the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Chortle
Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle
Best Compere Nominee 2011.
The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Jason's accolades including Chortle
Award for Best Headliner 2007.?
With a career spanning an impressive 15 years on the UK and international comedy scene, Milton's many accolades and nominations include winning the 2011 Chortle
Awards Best Headliner trophy, being nominated for the Chortle
Awards Best Headliner prize both last year and in 2009 - not to mention the 2003 Time Out Best Comedy Award and 1996's Perrier Best Newcomer gong, both of which he took home with him.
First up is Joe Lycett, a young comedian who has a glittering array of titles to his name including Winner: Best Newcomer at Chortle
Awards 2010, and Winner: Chortle
Student Comedian of the Year 2009.
They include a show directed by (but not starring) Noel Fielding, a "gentleman caterwauler", and a Chortle
award for innovation nominee.
Already named Student Comedian of the Year, 21-year-old Joe is now in the running for Best Newcomer in the 2010 Chortle
"It was certainly a night to remember, not least because we all learnt that Marc Reeves, editor of the Birmingham Post, apparently wears duck feet to bed!" Chortle
: Tongue-in cheek chuckles at life's less-thanfortunate, like Frank Spencer