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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.

2015

1. Edinburgh Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 4th September 2015

The first heat in comedy's prestigious new talent competition presents some of the best new comedians and comes from the BBC's Potterow venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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2. Edinburgh Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 11th September 2015

The second heat in comedy's prestigious new talent competition comes from the BBC's Potterow venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is hosted by Susan Calman.

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3. Bath Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 18th September 2015

The third heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition comes from The Komedia in Bath. Elis James presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

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4. Bath Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 25th September 2015

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition comes from The Komedia in Bath. Lucy Porter presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

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5. London Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 2nd October 2015

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition comes from Up The Creek in London. Dane Baptiste presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

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6. London Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 9th October 2015

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition comes from Up The Creek in London. Sara Pascoe presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

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7. Birmingham Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 16th October 2015

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition comes from The Glee Club in Birmingham and is hosted by Justin Moorhouse.

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8. Birmingham Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 23rd October 2015

The final heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition comes from The Glee Club in Birmingham and is hosted by Joe Lycett.

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9. Semi Final 1

First broadcast: Thursday 5th November 2015

The first semi-final in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition.

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10. Semi Final 2

First broadcast: Thursday 12th November 2015

The second semi-final in the 2015 run of comedy's most prestigious new talent competition.

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Special: Grand Final

First broadcast: Friday 20th November 2015

The final for this year. Who will win? This episode will be broadcast live during Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2 (2pm - 5pm).

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Documentary

First broadcast: Friday 20th November 2015

Marcus Brigstocke takes a retrospective look at 20 years of the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards, featuring highlights from this year's final.

In-depth Guide

Lost Voice Guy at the BBC

2014 award winner, Lost Voice Guy, comes to the BBC for a high-powered meeting with the comedy execs, and gives new entrants some comedy advice.

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Featuring: Lee Ridley.