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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.

2017

1. Heat 1 - London

First broadcast: Friday 30th June 2017

Nish Kumar hosts the first heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, recorded at Up The Creek in London.

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2. Heat 2 - London

First broadcast: Friday 7th July 2017

Kerry Godliman hosts the second heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017 from Up The Creek in London.

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3. Heat 3 - Manchester

First broadcast: Friday 14th July 2017

The third heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, recorded at Manchester's Comedy Store with host Barbara Nice.

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4. Heat 4 - Manchester

First broadcast: Friday 21st July 2017

The fourth heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017 from Manchester's Comedy Store with host Tez Ilyas. The judges are Zoe Lyons, BBC Radio Comedy Editor Simon Nicholls, and Steve Bennett from Chortle.

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5. Heat 5 - Cardiff

First broadcast: Friday 28th July 2017

Kiri Pritchard-McClean is joined at the Glee Club in Cardiff by the judges: comedian Lloyd Langford, BBC Radio Comedy Editor Simon Nicholls, and Steve Bennett from Chortle.

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6. Heat 6 - Cardiff

First broadcast: Friday 4th August 2017

Lloyd Langford presents 10 new comedians in the final heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, in the Glee Club, Cardiff. The judges are Tiff Stevenson, BBC Radio Comedy Editor Simon Nicholls, and Steve Bennett from Chortle.

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7. Semi Final 1

First broadcast: Tuesday 8th August 2017

Competitors in this first semi final of 2017 are Andy Field, Huge Davies, Ophelie Hocquard, Jacob Hawley, Jamie MacDonald and Yumna Mohamed.

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8. Semi Final 2

First broadcast: Wednesday 9th August 2017

Tonight's competitors are Aaron Simmonds, Heidi Regan, Louis Burgess, Morgan Rees, Pav Rao and Sikisa.

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9. Grand Final

First broadcast: Sunday 13th August 2017

The successful comedians from the semi-finals in Edinburgh go through to the final, broadcast live from the BBC tent at George Heriot's school. Mark Watson hosts the evening as the six finalists compete to be crowned the winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017.

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