Mark Watson hosts the final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, Radio 4's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future, live from the Edinburgh Fringe. Past finalists include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Russell Howard and Rhod Gilbert.
Sixty acts competed in six regional heats, and two semi-finals, held across the country to make it through to the live final in Edinburgh. The final six acts go head to head in the hope of being crowned winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, with a prize of £1,000 and a script commission with BBC Studios Radio Comedy. Deciding upon the winner is an esteemed comedy panel of judges, with a special performance from Tez Ilyas.
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