BBC New Comedy Award 2017: Heat 3 – Manchester
The third heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017 will be recorded at Manchester’s Comedy Store with host Barbara Nice.
The judges will be comedian Zoe Lyons, BBC Radio Comedy Editor Simon Nicholls, and Steve Bennett from Chortle. Ten new comedians will perform in the hope of making it through to the semi-final at the Edinburgh Festival.
The BBC New Comedy Award is a nationwide search to find the best new stand-up comedy talent. Previous winners and finalists include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Julian Barratt, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Josie Long, Joe Lycett, Chris Addison and Shappi Khorsandi.