Liverpool's Baby Blue venue was the location for this heat on the 28th August. The runners-up were
Will Seaward and Glenn Moore. The judges' unanimous pick for the winner was Steph Peart.
2012. Featuring: Stuart Mitchell, Mick Ferry, James Harris, Will Seaward, David Reilly, Andrew Ryan, Glenn Moore, Rob Gilroy, Steph Peart, Liam Withnail, Lee Peart, Jamie Dalgleish.
On August 21, the BBC headed off to Highlight in Leeds.
Peter Brush and David Stanier were the runners up, with Peter Otway declared the winner.
2012. Featuring: Justin Moorhouse, Jimmy McGhie, Peter Otway, Fern Brady, Peter Brush, Jack Evans, Eleanor Morton, Michael Clarke, Dionysis Atzarakis, David Callaghan, David Stanier, Scott Bennett.
The very first heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012 took place on August 11th 2012.
Richard Todd and Liam Williams were the runners up, with Matthew Winning, er, winning.
2012. Featuring: Chloe Philip, Stefan Danziger, Tom Toal, Liam Williams, Laurence Tuck, Seann Walsh, Paul Sweeney, Chris Ramsey, Darren Walsh, Fin Taylor, Christian Talbot, Richard Todd.
To help people prepare for the BBC New Comedy Award 2012,
Rhod Gilbert narrates this guide to getting over your fears and giving it your all onstage in front of a (shock, horror) real audience.
2012. Featuring: Rhod Gilbert.
The BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award is searching the UK for the best in new stand-up talent. Could you be the comedy talent the nation has been waiting for? Last year's winner,
Angela Barnes, shares her experience. Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/comedy to apply.
2012. Featuring: Angela Barnes.