Mawaan Rizwan

BBC New Comedy Awards Results

After six regional heats featuring 30 stand-up hopefuls the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards has taken place in Newcastle.

The final was compered by Guz Khan and the judges were Mawaan Rizwan, Sophie Duker and Lauren Pattison (pictured).

The six finalists were:

Lily Phillips

Celya AB

Liam Farrelly

Molly McGuinness

William Thompson

Anna Thomas

And the winner is...Welsh comedian Anna Thomas.

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Line-Up Revealed for Musical Comedy Awards Final

The line-up has been revealed for the 2021 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards. The final will take place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on Saturday, October 23.
 
Since 2009, the MCA have helped to launch the careers of the likes of Abandoman, Rachel Parris, Mae Martin, Jay Foreman and Frisky and Mannish.

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Sitcom Pilot for Mawaan Rizwan Co-Starring Russell Tovey

Commissioned by BBC Comedy and BBC Three, Juice is a comedy pilot written by and starring Mawaan Rizwan. It also stars Russell Tovey, alongside Mawaan’s brother Nabhaan Rizwan and mother Shahnaz Rizwan. It is produced by VAL TV.

 

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BBC New Comedy Awards Back On TV With New Categories And Open For Entries

The nationwide talent search is on the hunt for the best new stand-up comics. And for the first time in the show’s history there will be two new categories, Young Comic (under 18’s) and Digital Comedian which is looking to unearth the funniest people making content online, whether they’re making short social videos or longer sketches, short films or animations.

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Interview: Mawaan 'Helium Egg' Rizwan On Taskmaster 2020

Ok, we admit we were wrong. When Channel 4 sent over a batch of interviews with the contestants in the new series of Taskmaster BTJ didn't run the one with Mawaan Rizwan. We thought nobody would know who he was. But after the first show went out on Thursday night everyone will now know him as the man who tried to make an egg fly by filling it with helium. Of, course, we at BTj will now say that we've known he was great for years.

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Mawaan Rizwan, Pleasance Dome

If you like socks, dancing and mango chutney Mawaan Rizwan's show is definitely the one for you. In fact even if you don't particularly like these things you will probably still get a lot out of his in-your-face feelgood show. He is one of those performers who is simply bursting with so much energy and charisma he is impossible to dislike.

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