- 31st August: BBC New Comedy Awards 2023 heats details
- 2021 - 2023
- BBC One, BBC Three
- 21 (3 series)
- Mawaan Rizwan, Fern Brady and Josh Pugh
- Geraldine Dowd
- Lindsay Jex, Lucy Ansbro, Simon Wilson, Harriet Murdoch, Fiona Frankland, Richard Dean and Mark Olver
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.
- Camera set-up
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 6am on BBC Three (Online)
- Most recent repeats
- The Albany - 2022 heat
- Corn Exchange (Exeter) - 2022 heat
- The Guildhall (Derry/Londonderry) - 2022 heat
- Middlesbrough Town Hall - 2022 heat
- Coventry Fargo - 2022 heat
- St David's Hall (Cardiff) - 2022 final
- York Hall Theatre (Bethnal Green) - 2023 heat
- Sunderland Fire Station - 2023 heat
- Leith Theatre - 2023 heat
- Braid Theatre (Ballymena) - 2023 heat
- Nottingham Albert Hall - 2023 heat
- Theatr Bryn Terfel (Bangor) - 2023 heat