BBC New Comedy Awards
BBC New Comedy Awards

BBC New Comedy Awards

  • TV stand-up
  • BBC Three (Online) / BBC One
  • 2021
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

The BBC competition to find the best new stand-up comedians. Stars Mawaan Rizwan.

  • Due to return for 2022
BBC New Comedy Awards

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC Three (Online), BBC One
Episodes
7 (1 series)
Star
Mawaan Rizwan
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Lindsay Jex, Lucy Ansbro, Simon Wilson, Harriet Murdoch, Fiona Frankland, Richard Dean and Mark Olver
Companies

The nationwide hunt to find the best new stand-up comics.

Since the prestigious awards first aired in 1995, they have helped launch the careers of many of the UK's best-loved comedians.

The 2021 heats are in Croydon, Wolverhampton, Halifax, Swansea, Dundee and Portrush, with the final taking place in Newcastle.

The winner receives £1,000 plus a paid commission to write and perform in a 30-minute audio pilot, mentored by a BBC comedy commissioner.

Additional details

Production
Event
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 6am on BBC Three (Online)
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 6th November 2021 at 12:55am on BBC1 Scot - Episode 7
  • Thursday 4th November 2021 at 1:05am on BBC1 Scot - Episode 6
  • Thursday 4th November 2021 at 12:05am on BBC1 Wales - Episode 6

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