Six classic stand up sets from the 1990s

The BBC New Comedy Award has kick started the careers of many of our greatest stand ups. What better time to look back at some of the best sets from when it started back in the 1990s?

A runner up on the night, Peter Kay's rise was meteoric - in 1999 he was back as a judge...

Josie Long was just 17 when she in won the competition in 1999...

With a bit about Oasis at Knebworth, Chris Addison's set could only be from 1996...

David O'Doherty's childlike comic persona was fully developed back in 1999...

Surreal genius Paul Foot sidled his way to victory (beating Peter Kay) in 1997...

Marcus Brigstocke was still a student when he was winner in 1996...

This article was last updated in August 2018