Below you will find the final 100 list as voted for by the general public. There are ten names in each category, select a category to view the winners who are listed alphabetically.
Brett Vincent is a multi-award winning comedy manager, agent and promoter in the UK. Largely responsible for the rise of comedy at major music festivals including Camp Bestival, Bestival, SnowBombing & RockNess, he produces, promotes and books the world's No.1 Alpine comedy festival, Altitude. He is currently the manager & agent for comedians Jim Jefferies, Glenn Wool, Benny Boot, Keith Farnan, Ian Stone, Pete Johansson & Adam Bloom to name a few. He works closely with the American agent giants CAA who have signed 4 of his clients in the last 3 years. in 2010 he was considered to be one of the top three comedy promoters at the Edinburgh Festival, after selling more than 30,000 tickets over the month. He also invented a revolutionary marketing tool for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006, the world's first ever multi-media flyer. And if that wasn't enough to be getting on with, he is also Mr Silent Disco. Yes, that one.
Underbelly is a live entertainment company whose iconic upside-down purple cow venue is an annual fixture at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (one of the largest venue operations at the largest arts festival in the world) and the E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre in London. Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood have changed the face of the Southbank during the summer months with the Udderbelly and London Wonderground. Launching their 8 week summer festival of the brightest comedy, circus, family and cabaret shows in 2009, they have consistently extended the season each year.
Hamish Jenkinson is nominated for his bold programming which blurred the boundaries between theatre, cabaret and film. In 2010 the Old Vic Theatre officially acquired a new performance space beneath Waterloo Train station. Since his appointment as Director, Jenkinson has worked on cutting-edge projects with the likes of Banksy, Secret Cinema and Punchdrunk. Its reputation has grown to such an extent that in May 2012, the Clinton Foundation hosted a fundraiser at the Old Vic Tunnels, co-hosted by President Bill Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am. In 2011, the Old Vic Tunnels won the British Prime Minister’s “Big Society Award” for its successful Volunteer Scheme, and as an appointed Trustee Jenkinson helped Spacey form The Kevin Spacey Foundation in 2011. He is also Chairman of Free The Children UK - an organization which has built over 650 schools in the developing world. In 2011, Jenkinson directed the Opening Ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium and will do so again in 2013.
The critically-acclaimed double act, salacious chanteuse Bernadette Byrne and half-man/half-woman instrumentalist Victor Victoria, have charmed the pants off London since arriving in the UK in 2009. Directed by Tom Velvick, their original risqué songs and hilariously riotous shows have built a loyal fanbase and won them awards around the world. Their innovative use of social media to bring to life to these ginsoaked characters is revolutionary in the field of cabaret.
This year saw Jeremy Goldstein produce Penny Arcade's BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE! firstly at the Arcola Theatre, and then at the Old Vic Tunnels, proving that political theatre can be fun and outrageous but hit its target every time.
Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy is a choreographer, performer, teacher and Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Oliver Awarded and Barbcian Associate Artist 'Boy Blue Entertainment', which continues to develop and inspire hip hop dancers from grass roots to seasoned professionals. His career spans over 10 years, both nationally and internationally. Creating moves for a variety of music and commercial clients and asked by Danny Boyle to be a choreograph for the Olympics opening ceremony.
Layla Anna-Lee was most recently picked by Danny Boyle to voice the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, as well as hosting the Olympic Beach Volleyball finals and the Queen's Jubilee Party for 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square. A busy year! The face of OK! online, she has interviewed everyone from the cast of Twilight to Harrison Ford and Vivienne Westwood. Her star is rising quickly.
Producer Steve Lock consistently programmes the best, most inventive solo comedy shows in London. The Comedy & Cabaret Producer at Soho Theatre, Lock has brought some of the most exciting cabaret acts from across the globe to perform in the three spaces at the theatre; including launching Soho Downstairs, London's first and only dedicated space to comedy and cabaret.
Proving a left-field comedian can gain a huge audience without massive TV exposure, funnyman and performance poet Tim Key is one of comedy's quirkiest stand-ups - although as he admits himself, he is a little like Marmite. His poems, whose subjects range from condoms, corns and calluses, to old folk and opera singers, are delivered deadpan. After he won the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award, the 36-year-old officially became a rising star, although he's been doing comedy for 10 years. Having enjoyed successful tours in Australia and America, 2012 has seen Key back on the road with a nationwide UK tour.
Always innovating, always finding exciting new collaborators, always bringing new ideas into dance. Wayne McGregor is a multi award-winning British choreographer, renowned for his physically testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is the Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet (appointed 2006). In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE. His recent productions include new work for the Royal Ballet and National Gallery, TITIAN METAMORPHOSIS (July 2012), and a large-scale public dance work, BIG DANCE TRAFALGAR SQUARE in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics (July 2012). New pieces for the San Francisco Ballet and a new RITE OF SPRING for the Bolshoi Ballet are in the pipeline.