BBC New Comedy Award. Copyright: BBC.

BBC New Comedy Award

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 stand-up awards. 67 episodes (8 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

Another series is in development.

2012, Episode 1 - London Semi-Final

Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals in Radio 2's nationwide search for the next big comedy stars of the future, this week from Leicester Square Theatre, London.

Further details

BBC New Comedy Award. Image shows from L to R: Matt Rees, Harriet Kemsley, Kwame Asante. Copyright: BBC.

Featuring Matt Rees, Harriet Kemsley, Kwame Asante, Stuart Hossack, Matthew Winning and Lucy Beaumont.

BBC New Comedy Award. Image shows from L to R: Matt Rees, Harriet Kemsley, Kwame Asante, Stuart Hossack, Matt Winning, Lucy Beaumont. Copyright: BBC.

Patrick Kielty is the host for the evening, with a panel of esteemed comedy judges - including multi award-winning comic Mark Watson and last year's winner, Angela Barnes.

Result: Matt Rees, Lucy Beaumont and Matthew Winning progress to the final.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 1st November 2012
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 2
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Patrick Kielty Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Mark Watson Guest
Angela Barnes Guest
Steven Canny Guest
Matt Rees Self
Harriet Kemsley Self
Kwame Asante Self
Stuart Hossack Self
Matt Winning (as Matthew Winning) Self
Lucy Beaumont Self
Production team
Lianne Coop Producer

Video

2012 - London Semi-Final

The first of the semi-finals took place on October 23rd at the Leicester Square Theatre in London and was recorded exclusively for BBC Radio 2. Here's some video highlights.

Featuring: Patrick Kielty, Matt Rees, Harriet Kemsley, Kwame Asante, Stuart Hossack, Matthew Winning, Lucy Beaumont, Mark Watson.