BBC Radio New Comedy Award semi-final, London
Meet the six comedians from the first semi-final at London's Arts Theatre.
Katherine taught psychology for ten years before she became a comedian.
Ean's mum will have his face printed on a t-shirt to wear if he makes the final.
Peter claims to be no more 'nervous and apprehensive' onstage than he when his is off it.
Jake started making people laugh by posting his signature one-liners on Twitter.
Dean began performing comedy after he told a girl he did stand-up and had to prove it.
Rob started out playing in a band at his school and soon turned his hand to comedy songs.
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10/13 Patrick Kielty hosts the first of two semi-finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013.
First broadcast: 02 Dec 2013