Comedy watch & listen
Get into the mood for comedy by watching clips from some of our former winners and runners up.
Since winning 2002's New Comedy Awards Nina Conti and her sidekick 'Monk' have been entertaining audiences across the country.
Nina has been heard creating laughs on the airwaves for Radio 4, made numerous appearances on the small screen including on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and recently made her film debut in a Christopher Guest movie.
Watch Nina performing with Monkey
After winning New Talent's Sitcom Writer award in 2002 Daniel Peak joined the 'Two Pints of Lager' scriptwriting team with Susan Nickson, where he became one of the regular writers on the show.
Most recently Daniel has been working on the BBC Three hit comedy 'I'm With Stupid', which he co-created and is developing new ideas for upcoming sitcoms.
Watch a clip from 'Two Pints'
Watch a clip from 'I'm With Stupid'
Incidentally the star of 'I'm with Stupid' Paul Henshall
is also a New Talent find from an actor search in 2001. Paul is also a regular on Holby City.
New Comedy Award finalists 2003
Rhod Gilbert may have won 2003's New Comedy Awards with his whimsical take on Welsh life, but the competition was fierce, with many of the finalists now enjoying out successful stand up careers.
Here you can watch the runners up and finalists perform their stand up routine for the judges and see if you agree with their final decision.
2003 Finalists in action