BBC New Comedy Awards
BBC New Comedy Awards

BBC New Comedy Awards

  • TV stand-up
  • BBC One / BBC Three
  • 2021 - 2023
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

The BBC competition to find the best new stand-up comedians. Stars Mawaan Rizwan, Fern Brady and Josh Pugh.

  • Returns in October
BBC New Comedy Awards

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2021 - 2023
Channels
BBC One, BBC Three
Episodes
21 (3 series)
Stars
Mawaan Rizwan, Fern Brady and Josh Pugh
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Lindsay Jex, Lucy Ansbro, Simon Wilson, Harriet Murdoch, Fiona Frankland, Richard Dean and Mark Olver
Company

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.

Catch-up

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

Recording details

  • 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

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