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

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2021, Episode 4 - Croydon

BBC New Comedy Awards. Image shows from L to R: Michael Akadiri, Lily Phillips, Thanyia Moore, Dane Baptiste, Raj Poojara, Daniel Fox, Mawaan Rizwan, Helen Bauer, James Ellis. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment
At Stanley Arts in Croydon, five up-and-coming comics try to impress the audience and judges Mawaan Rizwan, Thanyia Moore and Helen Bauer. Dane Baptiste hosts.

Further details

Tonight's heat comes from Stanley Arts, a historic grade-2 listed building in Croydon. This stunning art nouveau venue is transformed for the night into our very own comedy club. Dane Baptiste is our host for the evening, and the five up-and-coming comics need to impress judges Mawaan Rizwan, Thanyia Moore and Helen Bauer.

Michael Akadiri

BBC New Comedy Awards. Michael Akadiri. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment

James Ellis

BBC New Comedy Awards. James Ellis. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment

Daniel Fox

BBC New Comedy Awards. Daniel Fox. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment

Lily Phillips

BBC New Comedy Awards. Lily Phillips. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment

Raj Poojara

BBC New Comedy Awards. Raj Poojara. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment


Lily Phillips was chosen by the judges.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th October 2021
BBC Three (Online)
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 27th October 2021 11:35pm BBC1
Thursday 28th October 2021 12:05am BBC1 Wales
Thursday 28th October 2021 1:50am BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Mawaan Rizwan Self
Guest cast
Dane Baptiste Host / Presenter
Thanyia Moore Guest
Helen Bauer Guest
Michael Akadiri Self
Lily Phillips Self
Raj Poojara Self
Daniel Fox Self
James Ellis Self
Production team
Geraldine Dowd (as Geri Dowd) Director
Lindsay Jex Series Producer
Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Harriet Murdoch Executive Producer
Fiona Frankland Line Producer
Richard Dean Edit Producer
Mark Olver Consultant Producer
Richard Drew Production Designer
Stuart Pring Lighting Designer

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