BBC New Comedy Award. Copyright: BBC
BBC New Comedy Award

BBC New Comedy Award

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Radio 2 / BBC Radio 4
  • 2011 - 2023
  • 77 episodes (11 series)

The BBC's nationwide search to find the best in new stand-up comedy talent. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

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2011, Episode 1 - Semi Final 1

Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals of BBC Radio 2's nationwide search. With Adam Hess, Luke Graves, Joe Lycett, Mark Restuccia, Angela Barnes and Horse & Louis.

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BBC New Comedy Award. Image shows from L to R: Louis Fonseca, Joe Lycett, Nick Horseman, Luke Graves, Adam Hess, Angela Barnes, Mark Restuccia. Copyright: BBC

Broadcast details

Saturday 4th June 2011
BBC Radio 2
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Patrick Kielty Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rhona Cameron Guest
Tania Harrison Guest
Bruce Martin Guest
Adam Hess Self
Luke Graves Self
Nick Horseman (as Horse & Louis) Self
Louis Fonseca (as Horse & Louis) Self
Joe Lycett Self
Mark Restuccia Self
Angela Barnes Self
Production team
Lianne Coop Producer


The First Semi-Final

Highlights from the first semi-final of the 2011 New Comedy Award, recorded at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh on Friday 3 June 2011.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Angela Barnes, Horse & Louis, Luke Graves, Adam Hess, Horse & Louis, Joe Lycett, Mark Restuccia, Rhona Cameron, Tania Harrison & Bruce Martin.

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