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01Newcastle Semi-final20051007 (BBC7)
20051008 (BBC7)

Six of the best new UK stand-up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

01Newcastle Semi-final20051007 (BBC7)
20051008 (BBC7)

Six of the best new UK stand-up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

02London Semi-final20051014 (BBC7)
20051015 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the London semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

02London Semi-final20051014 (BBC7)
20051015 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the London semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

03Manchester Semi-final20051021 (BBC7)
20051022 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand-up comics from across the UK compete in the Manchester semi-final.

Hosted by Alfie Joey.

03Manchester Semi-final20051021 (BBC7)
20051022 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand-up comics from across the UK compete in the Manchester semi-final.

Hosted by Alfie Joey.

04Newcastle Semi-final20051028 (BBC7)
20051029 (BBC7)

Six of the best new UK stand-up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

04Newcastle Semi-final20051028 (BBC7)
20051029 (BBC7)

Six of the best new UK stand-up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

05London Semi-final20051104 (BBC7)
20051105 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the London semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

05London Semi-final20051104 (BBC7)
20051105 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the London semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

06Manchester Semi-final20051111 (BBC7)
20051112 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand-up comics from across the UK compete in the Manchester semi-final.

Hosted by Alfie Joey.

06Manchester Semi-final20051111 (BBC7)
20051112 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand-up comics from across the UK compete in the Manchester semi-final.

Hosted by Alfie Joey.

07Final20051118 (BBC7)
20051119 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts the final of the BBC's contest to discover the best new comic talent in the UK.

The 550 entrants are down to 6.

07Final20051118 (BBC7)
20051119 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts the final of the BBC's contest to discover the best new comic talent in the UK.

The 550 entrants are down to 6.

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Richard Wilson presents this year's awards from Edinburgh, with a mission to find the funniest new comedian in the British Isles.

199919990902

Richard Wilson presents this year's awards from Edinburgh, with a mission to find the funniest new comedian in the British Isles.

200401Newcastle Semi-final 12004112220041123

Six of the best new UK stand up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

Hosted by Perrier nominee Alun Cochrane

200401Newcastle Semi-final 12004112220041123

Six of the best new UK stand up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

Hosted by Perrier nominee Alun Cochrane

200402London Semi-final 12004112920041130

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the LONDON semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

200402London Semi-final 12004112920041130

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the LONDON semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

200404Newcastle Semi-final 22004121320041213 (BBC7)
20041214 BT=0430 (BBC7)

Six of the best new UK stand-up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

Hosted by Alun Cochrane.

200404Newcastle Semi-final 22004121320041213 (BBC7)
20041214 BT=0430 (BBC7)

Six of the best new UK stand-up comics compete in the Newcastle semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

Hosted by Alun Cochrane.

200405London Semi-final 22004122020041220 (BBC7)
20041221 BT=0430 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the LONDON semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

200405London Semi-final 22004122020041220 (BBC7)
20041221 BT=0430 (BBC7)

Six of the best new stand up comics from across the UK compete in the LONDON semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

200406Manchester Semi-fimal 22004122720041228

Six of the best new stand-up comics from across the UK compete in the MANCHESTER semi-final.

Hosted by Alfie Joey

200406Manchester Semi-fimal 22004122720041228

Six of the best new stand-up comics from across the UK compete in the MANCHESTER semi-final.

Hosted by Alfie Joey

200407 LASTThe Final2005010320050104
20071215 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts the final of the BBC's contest to discover the best new comic talent in the UK.

The 550 entrants are down to six.

The finalists of the Comedy Contest from 2004 slug it out in a Tolkienesque battle.

Robin Ince is your Gandalf.

200407 LASTThe Final2005010320050104
20071215 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts the final of the BBC's contest to discover the best new comic talent in the UK.

The 550 entrants are down to six.

The finalists of the Comedy Contest from 2004 slug it out in a Tolkienesque battle.

Robin Ince is your Gandalf.

200501Sheffield Semi-final20051125 (BBC7)
20051126 (BBC7)

Toby Foster hosts a semi-final from the Sheffield Comedy Festival, featuring six of the best new comedians in the UK.

200501Sheffield Semi-final20051125 (BBC7)
20051126 (BBC7)

Toby Foster hosts a semi-final from the Sheffield Comedy Festival, featuring six of the best new comedians in the UK.

200502Cardiff Semi-final20051202 (BBC7)
20051203 (BBC7)

Rhod Gilbert hosts the Cardiff semi-final, featuring six of the best new comedians in the UK.

Producer Ed Morrish.

200502Cardiff Semi-final20051202 (BBC7)
20051203 (BBC7)

Rhod Gilbert hosts the Cardiff semi-final, featuring six of the best new comedians in the UK.

Producer Ed Morrish.

200503London Semi Final 120051210 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200503London Semi Final 120051210 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200504Sheffield Semi-final 220051217 (BBC7)

Toby Foster hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200504Sheffield Semi-final 220051217 (BBC7)

Toby Foster hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200505Cardiff Semi-final 220051224 (BBC7)

Rhod Gilbert hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200505Cardiff Semi-final 220051224 (BBC7)

Rhod Gilbert hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200506London Semi-final 220051231 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200506London Semi-final 220051231 (BBC7)

Robin Ince hosts a semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring six of the best new comics in the UK.

200507 LASTFinal20060107 (BBC7)

Dara O'briain hosts the grand final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring the six best new acts on the UK comedy circuit.

200507 LASTFinal20060107 (BBC7)

Dara O'briain hosts the grand final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005, featuring the six best new acts on the UK comedy circuit.

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Tonight the first six acts go head to head at the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh.

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Tonight the first six acts go head to head at the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh.

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Tonight the second six acts go head to head at The Komedia in Bath.

20110220110611

Tonight the second six acts go head to head at The Komedia in Bath.

201103 LAST20110618

Patrick Kielty reveals the results of the audience vote for the BBC New Comedy Award 2011, Radio 2's nationwide search to find the best of new stand-up comedy talent in the UK.

Join us live from The Tabernacle, London, as we find out who has made it through from the 600 acts that applied to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.

Patrick Kielty reveals the results of the audience vote for the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.

Patrick Kielty presents the live final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011, Radio 2's nationwide search to find the best of new stand-up comedy talent in the UK.

600 acts applied to take part.

100 acts performed in ten regional heats across the country.

12 acts made it through to the semi-finals in Edinburgh and Bath, six of which were chosen by a panel of judges to go through to the last stage.

Tonight, live from the Tabernacle in London, our final six acts will battle it out to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011 - and its up to you to decide as we ask listeners to vote for their favourite.

201103 LAST20110618

Patrick Kielty reveals the results of the audience vote for the BBC New Comedy Award 2011, Radio 2's nationwide search to find the best of new stand-up comedy talent in the UK.

Join us live from The Tabernacle, London, as we find out who has made it through from the 600 acts that applied to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.

Patrick Kielty reveals the results of the audience vote for the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.

Patrick Kielty presents the live final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011, Radio 2's nationwide search to find the best of new stand-up comedy talent in the UK.

600 acts applied to take part.

100 acts performed in ten regional heats across the country.

12 acts made it through to the semi-finals in Edinburgh and Bath, six of which were chosen by a panel of judges to go through to the last stage.

Tonight, live from the Tabernacle in London, our final six acts will battle it out to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011 - and its up to you to decide as we ask listeners to vote for their favourite.

201201London Semi-final 120121101

Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012 - Radio 2's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future - from London's Leicester Square Theatre.

The BBC New Comedy Award 2012 is searching the country to find the next big comedy stars to join the likes of previous finalists Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Marcus Brigstocke, Russell Howard and Rhod Gilbert.

800 acts entered. 80 acts competed in eight regional heats held across the country; twelve have been selected - by our judging panel and an audience vote - to perform in our semi-finals, where six acts will be chosen to go through to our grand final which broadcasts live on Radio 2 and the BBC Red Button from The Blackpool Grand Theatre on Monday 12 November.

Tonight in our first semi-final from The Leicester Square Theatre, London, six acts go head to head in the battle for those precious slots in the final, competing for the chance to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012 with a prize of £1,000 and a commission with BBC Radio Comedy.

The dazzlingly charming Irish funnyman Patrick Kielty is our host for the evening, with a panel of esteemed comedy judges - including multi award-winning comic superstar Mark Watson and last year's winner, the brilliantly funny Angela Barnes - to cast judgement before they hand over to the public who will cast the final vote.

Next week's semi-final takes place at The Sage Theatre, Newcastle.

201201London Semi-final 120121101

Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012 - Radio 2's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future - from London's Leicester Square Theatre.

The BBC New Comedy Award 2012 is searching the country to find the next big comedy stars to join the likes of previous finalists Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Marcus Brigstocke, Russell Howard and Rhod Gilbert.

800 acts entered. 80 acts competed in eight regional heats held across the country; twelve have been selected - by our judging panel and an audience vote - to perform in our semi-finals, where six acts will be chosen to go through to our grand final which broadcasts live on Radio 2 and the BBC Red Button from The Blackpool Grand Theatre on Monday 12 November.

Tonight in our first semi-final from The Leicester Square Theatre, London, six acts go head to head in the battle for those precious slots in the final, competing for the chance to be crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2012 with a prize of £1,000 and a commission with BBC Radio Comedy.

The dazzlingly charming Irish funnyman Patrick Kielty is our host for the evening, with a panel of esteemed comedy judges - including multi award-winning comic superstar Mark Watson and last year's winner, the brilliantly funny Angela Barnes - to cast judgement before they hand over to the public who will cast the final vote.

Next week's semi-final takes place at The Sage Theatre, Newcastle.