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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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2018, Episode 6 - Semi Final 1

Mark Watson is the host as the whittled-down new acts fight for a place in the final of the competition. The judges are comedians Angela Barnes and Marcus Brigstocke and Head of Radio Comedy for BBC Studios, Julia McKenzie.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th August 2018
BBC Radio 4 Extra
45 minutes
  • Saturday 4th August 2018, 13:00 at BBC Edinburgh Fringe venue

Cast & crew

Mark Watson Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Angela Barnes Guest
Julia McKenzie Guest
Marcus Brigstocke Guest
Helen Bauer Self
Matt Hutchinson Self
William Stone Self
Stephen Buchanan Self
Sarah Mann Self
Production team
Lyndsay Fenner Producer

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