- 23rd May: BBC New Comedy Awards 2022 open for entries
- 22nd May: BBC New Comedy Award wants to find new faces to make us laugh now (The Sunday Times)
- BBC Three (Online), BBC One
- 7 (1 series)
- Mawaan Rizwan
- 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.
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