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BBC New Comedy Award

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 stand-up awards. 75 episodes (9 series), 2011 - 2019. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

Video Clips

2012 - Liverpool Heat

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.

From 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.

2012 - Leeds Heat

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.

From 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.

2012 - Edinburgh Heat

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.

From 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.

Writing Tips for Stand-Ups

Rhod Gilbert narrates a guide to beating comedy writer's block.

From 2012. Featuring: Rhod Gilbert.

Performance Tips for Stand-Ups

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.

From 2012. Featuring: Rhod Gilbert.

New Comedy Award 2012

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 to apply.

From 2012. Featuring: Angela Barnes.