News: Radio 4 Comedy Award Finalists Announced

The five finalists have been announced for the Radio 4 Comedy Award. The final takes place in Edinburgh on August 15 at 6pm in the BBC Tent. Details here.






Donald Alexander

Best Newcomer at the Scottish Comedy Awards, Donald Alexander, is a lanky, angular oddball. His comedy is a mixture of his stretched physicality and his surreal stories and one liners. Recently seen on BBC 2 Scotland's "The Comedy Underground".


Hannah Platt

Hailing from the north west, Hannah Platt has a frank and acerbic approach to stand up, never shying away from sensitive topics with brutal honesty and quick wit.

‘Dark, damaged and hilarious’ Josie Long


Josh Jones

Purely by word of mouth recommendations between bookers, Josh Jones has gone from undetected to pro within a year. Manchester based Josh’s cheeky persona and high energy makes him instantly likeable on stage, making the entire audience his new best friends


Mo Omar

Welsh-Somali comedian, Mo Omar has performed up and down the country and even performed internationally for the British Forces. He also writes sketches for BBC Sesh under his own name and under the pen name "Andy McNab".


Janine Harouni

New York native Janine Harouni has been performing stand-up for less than 3 years but is already one of the UK’s fastest-rising newcomers. Winner of both the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 and The 99 Club Female Comedy Bursary 2019, she has been featured on Comedy Central, Comic Relief, BBC 3, and BBC Radio 4.


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