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BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

BBC Radio New Comedy Award

BBC Radio 4 Extra stand-up. 50 episodes (6 series), 2011 - 2016. Stars Patrick Kielty.

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Jethro Bradley wins BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016

Stand-up comedian Jethro Bradley has won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016.

British Comedy Guide, 14th August 2016

BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 launches

The BBC has launched the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016, the competition in which it aims to find a new stand-up star. This year the final will be broadcast live on Radio 4 from the Edinburgh Fringe.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd March 2016

Yuriko Kotani wins BBC New Comedy Award

Japanese stand-up Yuriko Kotani has won the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, after a public vote.

British Comedy Guide, 20th November 2015

Live review: BBC Radio New Comedy Awards final 2015

A review of the grand final.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 20th November 2015

BBC Radio New Comedy Awards 2015 review

If performing live to 7.5million Radio 2 listeners in the final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award was daunting for any of the acts, it didn't show.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 20th November 2015

BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 open for applications

The BBC Radio New Comedy Award, the competition which aims to locate future stand-up stars, is now open for 2015 entries.

British Comedy Guide, 16th June 2015

Lost Voice Guy: New Comedy Award winner finds calling

Last week I decided to quit my day job to do the thing that I love doing most - making people laugh. It certainly wasn't an easy decision to make. In fact, it's a massive risk.

Lee Ridley, About the BBC Blog, 2nd May 2015

Review: BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 final

As by far the highest profile of the finalists, you might question whether this contest was won by appeals on social media before a mic was switched on, but Ridley seemed popular in the room.

Jay Richardson, Chortle, 18th December 2014

Lost Voice Guy wins BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014.

British Comedy Guide, 17th December 2014

Review: BBC New Comedy Award Final 2014

One thing I can't help mentioning upfront is that if my social media pages are any guide Lost Voice Guy, alias Lee Ridley, must be the ante-post favourite (this bit is being posted before the competition starts). It may just be my timeline, but I've seen more appeals for people to vote for him on Twitter and Facebook than I've seen for any of the others. It may not affect the result but then maybe if it does that's appropriate - Ridley has cerebral palsy and cannot talk. He delivers his jokes via a text-to-speech app on his iPad so he certainly harnesses new technology in his act more than any of the others...

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 17th December 2014

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