BBC Radio New Comedy Award

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201301Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20130906 (BBC7)
20140912 (BBC7)

The first heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Susan Calman hosts this opening heat, as ten new comedians try to win a place in the semi-finals. Guest judge Jason Byrne is part of the judging panel.

Performers: Jack Barry, Njambi McGrath, Matthew Courtnell, Lucy Frederick, John Tansey, Lost Voice Guy, Paul Jones, Ed Caruana, Abigoliah Schamaun, Sean Hegarty.

Judges: Alison Vernon-smith, Steve Bennett, Jason Byrne.

Made for 4 Extra. The first heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Susan Calman and recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With special guest judge Dan Antopolski.

Made for 4 Extra. The first heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Susan Calman and recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

20130220130913 (BBC7)

The second heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Mick Ferry.

20130320130920 (BBC7)

The third heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Justin Moorhouse.

20130420130927 (BBC7)

The fourth heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Jo Enright.

20130520131004 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. The fifth heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Joe Lycett. Featuring guest judge Isy Suttie.

The fifth heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Joe Lycett.

20130620131011 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Heat six of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award comes once again from the Glee Club in Cardiff, with Elis James as host and Isy Suttie as guest judge.

Heat six comes from the Glee Club in Cardiff, with host Elis James and guest Isy Suttie.

20130720131018 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. The show moves to London for heat seven. Hosted by Arthur Smith at the Up the Creek comedy club, this heat includes Stephen K Amos as guest judge.

The fourth heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Arthur Smith.

20130820131025 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. The show is in London for the final heat. Hosted by Tom Wrigglesworth at the Up the Creek comedy club, with Stephen K Amos as guest judge.

The fourth heat of the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Tom Wrigglesworth.

20130920131101 (BBC7)

2012 winner Lucy Beaumont brings you highlights from the eight shortlisted runners-up, fighting for the two 'wildcard' semi-final places. Listen in and decide who gets your vote.

Highlights of eight shortlisted runners-up, fighting for two 'wildcard' semi-final places.

20131020131202

Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013.

20131120131203

Patrick Kielty hosts the second of two semi-finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013 - Radio 2's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future - from the London Arts Theatre.

This year the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013, a joint project between Radio 2 and Radio 4 Extra, is searching for 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. Over 600 acts entered and 80 acts competed in eight regional heats held across the country; 6 acts are competing in this semi-final and three will go through to the final.

20131220131209

A nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK.

201313 LAST20131209

The final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013, broadcast live on Radio 2.

201402Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20140919 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Second heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and hosted by Chris Ramsey.

201403Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20140926 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Third heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Cardiff and hosted by John Robins.

201404Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20141003 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Fourth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Cardiff and hosted by Pete Otway.

201405Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20141010 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Fifth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Manchester and hosted by Justin Moorhouse.

201406Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20141017 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Sixth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in Manchester and hosted by Romesh Ranganathan.

201407Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20141024 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Seventh heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in London and hosted by Ed Gamble.

201408 LASTBbc Radio New Comedy Award20141031 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. Eighth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in London and hosted by Arthur Smith.

201409Bbc Radio New Comedy Award2014120120141206 (BBC7)

Extended edition, made for 4 Extra. Patrick Kielty presents this first semi-final of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award from the Birmingham Glee Club.

This is the first of two semi-finals, presented by Patrick Kielty and recorded at the Glee Club, Birmingham.

201410 LASTBbc Radio New Comedy Award2014120820141213 (BBC7)

Patrick Kielty hosts the second semi-final in Radio 2's nationwide search for the next big comedy star of the future. Recorded at London's 100 Club, listen as seven acts battle it out to be in this year's final.

Made for 4 Extra. The second of two semi-finals in the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded at the Glee Club in Birmingham and hosted by Patrick Kielty. Extended edition.

201501Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20150904 (BBC7)

Made for 4 Extra. First heat in comedy's prestigious new talent competition presents some of the best new comedians and comes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

201502Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20150911 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from the BBC's Potterow venue at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Our host, Susan Calman presents some of the best new stand-up and sketch comedy talent from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Paul Sinha, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in September 2015.

201503Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20150918 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from The Komedia in Bath.

Our host, Elis James presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Lucy Porter, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Kerry McCarthy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in September 2015.

201504Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20150925 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from The Komedia in Bath.

Our host, Lucy Porter presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Elis James, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Sophie Black.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in September 2015.

201505Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20151002 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from London's famous Up the Creek comedy club.

Our host, former finalist Dane Baptiste presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Holly Walsh, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2015.

201506Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20151009 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from London's famous Up The Creek comedy club.

Our host Jessica Fostekew presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Jocelyn Esien, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2015.

201507Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20151016 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from Birmingham's famous Glee Club.

Our host Justin Moorhouse presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Isy Suttie, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Kerry McCarthy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2015.

201508Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20151023 (BBC7)

The next heat in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition from Birmingham's famous Glee Club.

Our host Joe Lycett presents some of the best new comedians from across the UK.

Judges for this heat are comedian Isy Suttie, BBC Comedy Producer Sam Bryant and editor of comedy website Chortle, Steve Bennett.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner and Laura Baron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2015.

201509Bbc Radio New Comedy Award2015110520151107 (BBC7)

The first semi-final in comedy's most prestigious new talent competition.

20151020151112

Patrick Kielty hosts the second semi-final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, recorded at the Comedy Store in Manchester. 750 entrants have been whittled down across 8 heats to our 12 semi-finalists, and tonight features Russ Peers, Yuriko Kotani, Michael Stranney, Tom Taylor, Sophie Willan and Adam Hastings.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner. A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

201511Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20160203

Marcus Brigstocke looks back at twenty years of the BBC New Comedy Awards, including highlights from the 2015 final, which took place at London's Comedy Store and was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.

He also talks to figures that put the awards into context - how long will it be before these bright young talents are part of the comedy firmament? Marcus himself knows that it's a long path to success - he won the awards back in 1996, but Giles Wemmbley-Hogg didn't arrive on Radio 4 until 2002...

Contributors include comedy industry insiders who gave seen new comedians come and go; comedians who have had success despite failing to reach any awards final; a comedian who did well in the competition but gave up nonetheless.