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BBC New Comedy Award

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 stand-up awards. 59 episodes (7 series), 2011 - 2017. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

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BBC launches 2018 New Comedy Award

The 2018 BBC New Comedy Award has been launched today. Entries for the contest series close on Thursday 3rd May.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2018

Heidi Regan wins BBC New Comedy Award

The final of the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award has taken place this afternoon in Edinburgh.

British Comedy Guide, 13th August 2017

BBC New Comedy Award 2017 open for entries

The BBC New Comedy Award, the Radio 4 stand-up competition, is now open for 2017 entries.

British Comedy Guide, 6th April 2017

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 at the Edinburgh Festivals 2016

An all-star line-up of top comedy, arts, writing and music - as well showcases for new fresh talent - will be at the heart of the BBC's Edinburgh Festivals coverage across TV, radio and online.

BBC, 27th July 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

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