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The New Comedy Award goes wild!

Interactive Producer

With the end of the heats in sight (heat eight hits Radio 4 Extra’s digital airwaves on Friday at 22:30), we’re getting ready to relinquish our power and hand it all over to you!

On Tuesday 29th October at 11am, you’ll be able to watch videos of eight runners-up performing at their heats before casting your vote for our favourite. The two comedians with the most votes will earn themselves a place in the semi-finals, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on the 2nd and 3rd of December.

We’ll also be revealing the two runners-up who have impressed our judges so much that they’ve been given a free pass straight into the semi-finals.

Before then, if you’ve missed any of the heats or simply fancy some fast laughs, you can feast your eyes on our videos from the 2013 heats.


For the final heat of 2013, ten acts performed at London's Up the Creek comedy club.

There’s also still a chance for you to join us at the two semi-finals and the finals! Head to our ticket page for all the details and links to the venue box offices.


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