BBC New Comedy Award 2011

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20110604

Patrick Kielty presents the first of two semi-finals 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.

From ten regional heats held across the country, twelve acts have been selected by both a judging panel and an audience vote and will be whittled down to just six for the grand final broadcast live on Saturday 18 June. Tonight the first six acts go head to head at the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh. Next week's semi takes place at The Komedia in Bath.

Previous finalists of the BBC New Comedy Award include Alan Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack and Peter Kay - join us as we discover the next comedy stars of the future.

Patrick Kielty presents the first of two semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.

20110611

Patrick Kielty presents the second semi-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.

From ten regional heats held across the country, twelve acts have been selected by both a judging panel and an audience vote and will be whittled down to just six for the grand final broadcast live on Saturday 18 June. Tonight the second six acts go head to head at The Komedia in Bath.

Previous finalists of the BBC New Comedy Award include Alan Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack and Peter Kay - join us as we discover the next comedy stars of the future.

Patrick Kielty presents the second semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.

20110618

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.

Previous finalists of the BBC New Comedy Award include Alan Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack and Peter Kay - join us as we discover the next comedy stars of the future.

Patrick Kielty presents the live final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011.