BBC Radio New Comedy Award - In The Press
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A review of the grand final.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 20th November 2015
If performing live to 7.5million Radio 2 listeners in the final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award was daunting for any of the acts, it didn't show.
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 20th November 2015
Last week I decided to quit my day job to do the thing that I love doing most - making people laugh. It certainly wasn't an easy decision to make. In fact, it's a massive risk.
Written by Lee Ridley. About the BBC Blog, 2nd May 2015
As by far the highest profile of the finalists, you might question whether this contest was won by appeals on social media before a mic was switched on, but Ridley seemed popular in the room.
Written by Jay Richardson. Chortle, 18th December 2014
One thing I can't help mentioning upfront is that if my social media pages are any guide Lost Voice Guy, alias Lee Ridley, must be the ante-post favourite (this bit is being posted before the competition starts). It may just be my timeline, but I've seen more appeals for people to vote for him on Twitter and Facebook than I've seen for any of the others. It may not affect the result but then maybe if it does that's appropriate - Ridley has cerebral palsy and cannot talk. He delivers his jokes via a text-to-speech app on his iPad so he certainly harnesses new technology in his act more than any of the others...
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 17th December 2014
Details on the acts performing in the other London heat.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 31st October 2014
Here's some more information about the comedians performing in the seventh heat.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 24th October 2014
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 17th October 2014
Here's some more information about the comedians performing in this heat.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 10th October 2014
This week's New Comedy Award heat was recorded in Cardiff and hosted by Pete Otway. You can catch it on Radio 4 Extra at 10.30pm on Friday 3rd October 2014.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 3rd October 2014
This week's New Comedy Award heat was recorded in Cardiff and hosted by John Robins.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 26th September 2014
Here's some extra information about competitors in our second heat.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 19th September 2014
Here's some extra information about our first competitors from the 2014 contest.
BBC New Comedy Awards blog, 12th September 2014
The entry form for the BBC New Comedy Award 2014 stand-up contest is now online.
British Comedy Guide, 12th June 2014
Winning the BBC New Comedy Award was brilliant. Quite simply it was the best thing that has happened to me in my career so far.
Written by Steve Bugeja. BBC New Comedy Award Blog, 28th May 2014
Who knows best, critics or the public? This is a question that usually comes up with big stars.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 11th December 2013
Proof, were ever it needed, that the geeks have inherited the world of comedy came at the final of the BBC New Comedy Award last night, thanks to an almost uninterrupted parade of the terminally uncool
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 10th December 2013
Perhaps this is what all comedy talent competitions should be like. Short, with a small line-up and, most importantly, of a very high standard.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 9th December 2013
In 2011, Brighton's Angela Barnes won the BBC New Comedy Award by a public vote. Here, she shares what she's been up to since taking the title.
Written by Angela Barnes. BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award Blog, 5th December 2013
Written by Frankie Ward. BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award Blog, 29th November 2013
So, without further ado, our two wildcards going through to the semi-finals in Birmingham and London are Dave Green and Jake Lambert!
Written by Felicity Ward. BBC New Comedy Award Blog, 8th November 2013
Here at the BBC Radio New Comedy Award we decided it was high time we handed the power over to you - after all, you do get to vote for the winner in December.
Written by Frankie Ward. BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award Blog, 29th October 2013
The BBC have had their Fringe base at Potterrow for a few years now (last year saw dramatic scenes of festival goers sinking to their knees before the site's big screen shouting 'GO MO, GO!' as Mo Farrah secured his second Olympic gold medal... including me) and, as this was our third year on site, it's become a home-from-home for us.
Written by Frankie Ward. BBC New Comedy Award Blog, 6th September 2013
Jonathan Pelham has won the second Manchester heat in the BBC New Comedy Awards.
Written by Andrew Dipper. Giggle Beats, 5th September 2013
There are lots of New Comedy Awards about these days, but only one of them has the coveted 'BBC' prefix to it.
Written by Tim Clark. Such Small Portions, 24th June 2013