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BBC New Comedy Award

BBC New Comedy Award

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Radio 2 / BBC Radio 4
  • 2011 - 2023
  • 77 episodes (11 series)

The BBC's nationwide search to find the best in new stand-up comedy talent. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

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2017, Episode 1 - Heat 1 - London

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

Further details

For the first heat, this year's judges are comedian Luisa Omielan, BBC Radio Comedy Editor Simon Nicholls, and Chortle's Steve Bennett. Ten new comedians perform in the hope of making it through to the semi-final.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th June 2017
BBC Radio 4 Extra
60 minutes

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