Another BBC New Comedy Award heat winner named | Aaron Simmonds males the semis

Another BBC New Comedy Award heat winner named

Aaron Simmonds males the semis

Aaron Simmonds has won tonight’s heat of this year’s BBC New Comedy Award.

He impressed judges at the Manchester Comedy Store with a routine about how he gets patronised as a wheelchair-user

London-based Simmonds joins previous heat winners Ophélie Hocquard and Huge Davies as guaranteed semi-finalists at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Tonight’s runners-up, Sarah Keyworth and Pay Rao, also stand a chance of securing wildcard places in the semis.

The heats are being aired on Radio 4 Extra every Friday night.

Previous winners of the BBC competition include Nina Conti, Rhod Gilbert, Alan Carr and  Lucy Beaumont. See all the previous winners and finalists here.

Published: 14 Jul 2017

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