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. 75 episodes (9 series), 2011 - 2019. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

2014

BBC New Comedy Award. Susan Calman. Copyright: BBC.

1. Edinburgh Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 12th September 2014

Nearly 800 budding stand-ups applied, now hear the heats. Susan Calman presents the first show, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Ten new comics battle for a place in the semi-finals. Jason Byrne is the guest judge.

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BBC New Comedy Award. Chris Ramsey. Copyright: BBC.

2. Edinburgh Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 19th September 2014

Second heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and hosted by Chris Ramsey.

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3. Cardiff Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 26th September 2014

The third heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Cardiff and hosted by John Robins.

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BBC New Comedy Award. Peter Otway. Copyright: BBC.

4. Cardiff Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 3rd October 2014

The fourth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Cardiff and hosted by Pete Otway.

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5. Manchester Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 10th October 2014

The fifth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Manchester and hosted by Justin Moorhouse.

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6. Manchester Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 17th October 2014

The sixth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Manchester and hosted by Romesh Ranganathan.

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7. London Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 24th October 2014

The seventh heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in London and hosted by Ed Gamble.

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8. London Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 31st October 2014

The etighth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in London and hosted by Arthur Smith.

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9. Semi Final 1

First broadcast: Monday 1st December 2014

Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals in Radio 2's nationwide search for the next big comedy stars of the future. Recorded at The Glee Club in Birmingham, listeners will hear seven acts battle it out to be in this year's final.

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10. Semi Final 2

First broadcast: Monday 8th December 2014

Patrick Kielty hosts the second of the two semi-finals in Radio 2's nationwide search for the next big comedy stars of the future. Recorded at the 100 Club in London, listeners will hear seven acts battle it out to be in this year's final.

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Special: Grand Final

First broadcast: Wednesday 17th December 2014

The final of the competition, broadcast as part of The Steve Wright Show. The show will be broadcast live from The Comedy Store in London. Featuring Tom Ward, Hari Sriskantha, Brennan Reece, Tom Little, Lost Voice Guy and Amir Khoshokhan.

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