The finalists for the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year have been announced.
The 12 acts will compete for the title at the newly-refurbished east London venue on February 28.
As usual, a number of cabaret acts take their place alongside more traditional stand-ups.
These include Peter Aterman, who performs as a spoof Vatican tour guide, the Rev Dick Tate, comedy juggler Pablo and impressionist Drew Cameron.
There's even a tribute to the music-hall sand dance act Wilson, Betty and Keppel called Vinell, Camel, Kiernan.
Those who perform well in the final, to be hosted by Arthur Smith (pictured) will win a trip to perform at the Edinburgh Festival.