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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.

2016

1. Heat 1

First broadcast: Friday 17th June 2016

The first heat, recorded at Up The Creek in London, is hosted by Jess Fostekew.

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2. Heat 2

First broadcast: Friday 24th June 2016

Ten new comedians compete in the second heat. Nish Kumar is your host from Up The Creek Comedy Club in London.

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3. Heat 3

First broadcast: Friday 1st July 2016

Ten new comedians perform in the third heat from Manchester's Comedy Store with host Justin Moorhouse.

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4. Heat 4

First broadcast: Friday 8th July 2016

Ten new comedians perform in the fourth heat from Manchester's Comedy Store with host Nathan Caton.

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5. Heat 5

First broadcast: Friday 15th July 2016

Ten new comedians perform in the fifth heat from The Glee Club, Cardiff.

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6. Heat 6

First broadcast: Friday 22nd July 2016

Ten new comedians perform in the sixth heat from The Glee Club, Cardiff with host Mae Martin.

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7. Semi-Final 1

First broadcast: Friday 12th August 2016

Mark Watson hosts the first semi-final from the Edinburgh Festival with judges Marcus Brigstocke, Tom Allen and Julia Mackenzie.

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8. Semi-Final 2

First broadcast: Saturday 13th August 2016

Mark Watson hosts the second semi-final from the Edinburgh Festival with judges Susan Calman, Julia Mackenzie and Clive Anderson.

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9. Grand Final (Part 1)

First broadcast: Sunday 14th August 2016

The final, broadcast live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with host Mark Watson.

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10. Grand Final (Part 2)

First broadcast: Sunday 14th August 2016

Mark Watson announces who has won the 2016 contest, broadcast live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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