BBC New Comedy Award

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== Host ==
== Host ==
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''Unknown'' (1995)
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Boothby Graffoe (1995)
Ardal O'Hanlon (1996-7)
Ardal O'Hanlon (1996-7)
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[[Jo Brand]] (2003)
[[Jo Brand]] (2003)
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''Unknown'' (2004)
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Robin Ince (2004)
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Robin Ince, Toby Foster, Rhod Gilbert, [[Dara O'Briain]] (2005)
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[[Dara Ó Briain]] (2005)
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[[Patrick Kielty]] (semi-finals and finals, 2011-)
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[[Patrick Kielty]] (semi-finals and finals, 2011-5)
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Guest hosts ''(in order, but not including repeat performances)'': Susan Calman, Mick Ferry, Justin Moorhouse, Jo Enright, Joe Lycett, Elis James, Arthur Smith, Tom Wrigglesworth, Chris Ramsey, John Robins, Pete Otway, Romesh Ranganathan, Ed Gamble (heats, 2013-)
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[[Mark Watson]] (semi-finals and finals, 2016-)
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Guest hosts ''(in order, but not including repeat performances)'': [[Susan Calman]], Mick Ferry, Justin Moorhouse, Jo Enright, [[Joe Lycett]], Elis James, Arthur Smith, Tom Wrigglesworth, [[Chris Ramsey]], John Robins, Pete Otway, [[Romesh Ranganathan]], Ed Gamble, Lucy Porter, Dane Baptiste, Jessica Fostekew, Nish Kumar, Nathan Caton, Lloyd Langford, Mae Martin, Kerry Godliman, Barbara Nice, Tez Ilyas, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Mike Bobbins (heats, 2013-)
Lucy Beaumont (wildcard vote, 2013)
Lucy Beaumont (wildcard vote, 2013)
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== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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As part of ''The Stand Up Show'': BBC 1, August 1995 to 27 August 1999 (5 specials)
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BBC1, 23 September 1995 to 27 August 1999 (5 specials, as part of ''The Stand-Up Show'' (1995-8))
BBC Choice, 31 July 2000 to 10 September 2002 (27 episodes in 3 series)
BBC Choice, 31 July 2000 to 10 September 2002 (27 episodes in 3 series)
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BBC Three, 1 to 7 September 2003 (7 episodes in 1 series)
BBC Three, 1 to 7 September 2003 (7 episodes in 1 series)
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BBC Radio 7, 2004 to 6 January 2006 (2 series)
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BBC Radio 7, 3 January 2005 and 6 January 2006 (2 specials)
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BBC Radio 2 (semi-finals, finals and wildcard vote), 4 June 2011 to present <!-- 17 December 2014 (13 episodes in 4 series)-->
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BBC Radio 4 Extra/BBC Radio 2, 4 June 2011 to 20 November 2015 (40 episodes in 5 series)
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BBC Radio 4 Extra (heats), 6 September 2013 to present <!-- 31 October 2014 (16 episodes in 2 series) -->
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BBC Radio 4 Extra/BBC Radio 4, 1 July 2016 to present
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Such was the BBC's commitment to new talent that they closed the competition after ten years, muttering something about developing other fields of entertainment and not associating themselves too closely with one event. The contest did take place in 2005, entirely divorced from the Edinburgh festival. A comedy panel selected performers for regional heats, and thence to a final. After six years in abeyance, the New Comedy Award was revived in 2011 - from heats, the funniest progressed to national semi-finals and final on Radio 2, with the winner decided by a public televote.
Such was the BBC's commitment to new talent that they closed the competition after ten years, muttering something about developing other fields of entertainment and not associating themselves too closely with one event. The contest did take place in 2005, entirely divorced from the Edinburgh festival. A comedy panel selected performers for regional heats, and thence to a final. After six years in abeyance, the New Comedy Award was revived in 2011 - from heats, the funniest progressed to national semi-finals and final on Radio 2, with the winner decided by a public televote.
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== Champions ==
== Champions ==
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1999 Josie Long<br>
1999 Josie Long<br>
2000 Jason John Whitehead<br>
2000 Jason John Whitehead<br>
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2001 Alan Carr<br>
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2001 [[Alan Carr]]<br>
2002 Nina Conti<br>
2002 Nina Conti<br>
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2003 Rhod Gilbert<br>
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2003 [[Rhod Gilbert]]<br>
2004 Andrew Lawrence<br>
2004 Andrew Lawrence<br>
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2005 Tom Allen<br>
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2005 [[Tom Allen]]<br>
2006-10 ''contest not held''<br>
2006-10 ''contest not held''<br>
2011 Angela Barnes<br>
2011 Angela Barnes<br>
2012 Lucy Beaumont<br>
2012 Lucy Beaumont<br>
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2013 Steve Bugeja
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2013 Steve Bugeja<br>
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2014 Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy)<br>
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2015 Yuriko Kotani<br>
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2016 Jethro Bradley<br>
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2017 Heidi Regan<br>
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2018 Stephen Buchanan<br>
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2019 Janine Harouni
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== Trivia ==
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Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy), 2014's winner, would go on to win [[Britain's Got Talent]] in 2018.
== Web links ==
== Web links ==
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[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/comedy/new-comedy-award-2012/ Official site]
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/comedy/new-comedy-award-2012/ Official site]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_New_Comedy_Awards Wikipedia entry]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_New_Comedy_Award Wikipedia entry]
[http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/bbc_new_comedy_award/ British Comedy Guide entry]
[http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/bbc_new_comedy_award/ British Comedy Guide entry]

Current revision as of 19:51, 11 April 2020

Contents

Host

Boothby Graffoe (1995)

Ardal O'Hanlon (1996-7)

Phill Jupitus (1998)

Bob Monkhouse (1999)

Terry Alderton (2000)

Ralf Little and Nina Wadia (2001)

Jimmy Tarbuck and Jenny Eclair (2002)

Jo Brand (2003)

Robin Ince (2004)

Dara Ó Briain (2005)

Patrick Kielty (semi-finals and finals, 2011-5)

Mark Watson (semi-finals and finals, 2016-)

Guest hosts (in order, but not including repeat performances): Susan Calman, Mick Ferry, Justin Moorhouse, Jo Enright, Joe Lycett, Elis James, Arthur Smith, Tom Wrigglesworth, Chris Ramsey, John Robins, Pete Otway, Romesh Ranganathan, Ed Gamble, Lucy Porter, Dane Baptiste, Jessica Fostekew, Nish Kumar, Nathan Caton, Lloyd Langford, Mae Martin, Kerry Godliman, Barbara Nice, Tez Ilyas, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Mike Bobbins (heats, 2013-)

Lucy Beaumont (wildcard vote, 2013)

Broadcast

BBC1, 23 September 1995 to 27 August 1999 (5 specials, as part of The Stand-Up Show (1995-8))

BBC Choice, 31 July 2000 to 10 September 2002 (27 episodes in 3 series)

BBC Three, 1 to 7 September 2003 (7 episodes in 1 series)

BBC Radio 7, 3 January 2005 and 6 January 2006 (2 specials)

BBC Radio 4 Extra/BBC Radio 2, 4 June 2011 to 20 November 2015 (40 episodes in 5 series)

BBC Radio 4 Extra/BBC Radio 4, 1 July 2016 to present

Sypnosis

Part of the Edinburgh festival for almost a decade, the BBC New Comedian award was an attempt to find great new stand-up comedy talent; thanks to the broadcaster's patronage and reputation, it became one of the most prestigious awards handed out at the August bash. The winner was traditionally named in the last week of the festival, and clips of the winner and finalists featured in a magazine programme screened late at night.

Such was the BBC's commitment to new talent that they closed the competition after ten years, muttering something about developing other fields of entertainment and not associating themselves too closely with one event. The contest did take place in 2005, entirely divorced from the Edinburgh festival. A comedy panel selected performers for regional heats, and thence to a final. After six years in abeyance, the New Comedy Award was revived in 2011 - from heats, the funniest progressed to national semi-finals and final on Radio 2, with the winner decided by a public televote.

Champions

1995 Julian Barratt
1996 Marcus Brigstocke and Jenny Ross (joint winners)
1997 Paul Foot
1998 Dan Antopolski
1999 Josie Long
2000 Jason John Whitehead
2001 Alan Carr
2002 Nina Conti
2003 Rhod Gilbert
2004 Andrew Lawrence
2005 Tom Allen
2006-10 contest not held
2011 Angela Barnes
2012 Lucy Beaumont
2013 Steve Bugeja
2014 Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy)
2015 Yuriko Kotani
2016 Jethro Bradley
2017 Heidi Regan
2018 Stephen Buchanan
2019 Janine Harouni

Trivia

Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy), 2014's winner, would go on to win Britain's Got Talent in 2018.

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry

British Comedy Guide entry

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