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BBC New Comedy Award

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 stand-up awards. 75 episodes (9 series), 2011 - 2019. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

2013, Episode 1 - Heat 1

The first heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with host Susan Calman and guest judge Dan Antopolski.

Further details

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Running order:

James Loveridge

Daryl Perry (Runner Up)

Sofie Hagen (Runner Up)

Keiron Nicholson

Chris Grady (Winner)

Hari Sriskantha

Patrick Morris

Dan Fardell

Simon D Heaven

Alexander Bennett

Photo gallery of the acts


Recorded at BBC Potterrow in Edinburgh on 20th August 2013. The judges were Alison Vernon-Smith, Steve Bennett and Dan Antopolski.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th September 2013
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Susan Calman Host / Presenter
Dan Antopolski Guest
James Loveridge Self
Daryl Perry Self
Keiron Nicholson Self
Patrick Morris Self
Sofie Hagen Self
Chris Grady Self
Hari Kanth (as Hari Sriskantha) Self
Dan Fardell Self
Simon D. Heaven Self
Alexander Bennett Self
Production team
Tilusha Ghelani Producer
Luke Doran Producer


2013 - Heat 1

Footage from the first heat of the 2013 contest, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Featuring: Susan Calman, Dan Antopolski, James Loveridge, Daryl Perry, Keiron Nicholson, Patrick Morris, Sofie Hagen, Chris Grady, Hari Sriskantha, Dan Fardell, Simon D. Heaven, Alexander Bennett.

2013 - Heat 1 Results

The runners-up and the winner of the first heat talk about their experiences.

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Featuring: Daryl Perry, Sofie Hagen, Chris Grady.