600 enter comedy hunt
BBC announces regional heats
The BBC has announced that the regional heats of its New Comedy Awards will kick off on Monday October 4.
More than 600 would-be comics entered the competition, which has a top prize of £2,000, and the best will now perform in nine local heats.
Semi-finals will be held in Newcastle, London and Manchester and broadcast on digital station BBC7.
The final will be held at the Manchester Comedy Store in December and broadcast on BBC7, with Radio 4 making a programme around it.
This is less exposure than in previous years, when the semi-finals have been screened on TV, with the final on BBC1.
This year’s winner will also get the chance to develop their writing with BBC Radio Entertainment.
Details of the heats - which are all free to watch - are:
Wednesday October 13: Belfast Empire Bar, MC Martin Bigpig.
Posted: 18 Sep 2004