Welcome to the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2011
Hello, and welcome to the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2011 blog. Over the next few months, we'll publish the latest news, videos, advice and behind-the-scenes info. from the project.
But to get us started, here's an interview with our host, Patrick Kielty:
Please do follow us on Twitter and keep in touch with us on Facebook. Over the next few days, I'll provide a bit more information about the application process, our judging criteria, and some expert advice on what it takes to make it as a stand-up comedian.
Lianne Coop is the producer of the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2011