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Best Newcomer 1992 - 2019

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Best Newcomers 2019

Best Newcomers 2019 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2019 Winners with their award
Catherine Cohen The Twist…? She’s Gorgeous

Best Newcomers 2019 Nominees

Crybabies Danger Brigade
Helen Bauer Little Miss Baby Angel Face
Huge Davies The Carpark
Janine Harouni Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)
Michael Odewale #BLACKBEARSMATTER
Nigel Ng Culture Shocked

Best Newcomers 2018

Best Newcomers 2018 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2018 Winners with their award
Ciarán Dowd Don Rodolfo

Best Newcomers 2018 Nominees

Olga Koch Fight
Sara Barron For Worse
Sarah Keyworth Dark Horse
Sindhu Vee Sandhog

Best Newcomers 2017

Best Newcomers 2017 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2017 Winners with their award

Best Newcomers 2017 Nominees

Chris Washington Dream Big (Within Reason)
Ed Night Anthem for Doomed Youth
Kwame Asante Open Arms
Lauren Pattison Lady Muck
Lucy Pearman Maid of Cabbage
Rob Kemp The Elvis Dead

Best Newcomers 2016

Best Newcomers 2016 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2016 Winners with their award
Scott Gibson Life After Death

Best Newcomers 2016 Nominees

Brennan Reece Everglow
Michelle Wolf So Brave
Nath Valvo Happy Idiot

Best Newcomers 2015

Best Newcomers 2015 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2015 Winners with their award
Sofie Hagen Bubblewrap

Best Newcomers 2015 Nominees

Daphne Do Edinburgh Daphne Do Edinburgh
Larry Dean Out Now!
The Story Beast The Story Beast
Tom Ballard Tom Ballard: Tom Ballard: Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred
Tom Parry Yellow T-shirt
Adam Hess Salmon

Best Newcomers 2014

Best Newcomers 2014 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2014 Winners with their award
Alex Edelman Millennial

Best Newcomers 2014 Nominees

Dane Baptiste Citizen Dane
Gein’s Family Giftshop Geins Family Giftshop: Volume 1
Lazy Susan Extreme Humans
Lucy Beaumont We Can Twerk It Out
Steen Raskopoulos I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business

Best Newcomers 2013

Best Newcomers 2013 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2013 Winners with their award
John Kearns Sight Gags for Perverts

Best Newcomers 2013 Nominees

Aisling Bea C'est La Bea
Matt Okine Being Black & Chicken & S#%t

Best Newcomers 2012

Best Newcomers 2012 Winner(s)

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Best Newcomers 2012 Nominees

David Trent Spontaneous Comedian
Joe Lycett Some Lycett Hot
Sam Fletcher Good on Paper

Best Newcomers 2011

Best Newcomers 2011 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2011 Winners with their award
Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!

Best Newcomers 2011 Nominees

Cariad Lloyd Lady Cariad's Characters
Hannibal Buress My Name is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience
Holly Walsh The Hollycopter

Best Newcomers 2010

Best Newcomers 2010 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2010 Winners with their award
Roisin Conaty Hero,Warrior, Fireman, Liar

Best Newcomers 2010 Nominees

Asher Treleaven Secret Door
Imran Yusuf An Audience with Imran Yusuf
Sam Wills The Boy with Tape on His Face
Gareth Richards Stand Up Between Songs

Best Newcomers 2009

Best Newcomers 2009 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2009 Winners with their award
Jonny Sweet Mostly About Arthur

Best Newcomers 2009 Nominees

Carl Donnelly Relax Everyone, It's Carl Donnelly!
Jack Whitehall Nearly Rebellious
Kevin Bridges An Hour to Sing for Your Soul
Pete Johansson Naked Pictures of My Life

Best Newcomers 2008

Best Newcomers 2008 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2008 Winners with their award
Sarah Millican Sarah Millican's Not Nice

Best Newcomers 2008 Nominees

Pippa Evans Naked Pictures of My Life

Best Newcomers 2007

Best Newcomers 2007 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2007 Winners with their award
Tom Basden Won't Say Anthing

Best Newcomers 2007 Nominees

Micky Flanagan What Chance Change?
Zoe Lyons Fight or Flight
Jon Richardson Spatula Pad

Best Newcomers 2006

Best Newcomers 2006 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2006 Winners with their award
Josie Long Kindness and Exuberance

Best Newcomers 2006 Nominees

Fat Tongue Sophie Black, Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri Burns
God's Pottery Concert for Lavert - Krister Johnson and Wilson Hall
Russell Kane Russell Kane's Theory of Pretension
Andrew Lawrence How to Butcher your Loved Ones

Best Newcomers 2005

Best Newcomers 2005 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2005 Winners with their award
Tim Minchin Darkside

Best Newcomers 2005 Nominees

Rhod Gilbert Rhod Gilbert's 1984
Toulson and Harvey Stephen Harvey and Luke Toulson
Mark Watson 50 years before I die

Best Newcomers 2004

Best Newcomers 2004 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2004 Winners with their award
Wil Hodgson The Passion of the Hodgson

Best Newcomers 2004 Nominees

Alun Cochrane My Favourite Words in My Favourite Stories
Joanna Neary Joanna Neary is not feeling herself
Sabotage In Fine Form - Shenoah Allen, Mark Shavez

Best Newcomers 2003

Best Newcomers 2003 Winner(s)

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Gary Le Strange Polaroid Suitcase - Waen Shepherd

Best Newcomers 2003 Nominees

Alex Horne Making Fish Laugh with Tim Key
Miles Jupp Gentlemen Prefer Brogues

Best Newcomers 2002

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The Consultants Finger in the Wind - Justin Edwards, Neil Edmond and James Rawlings

Best Newcomers 2001

Best Newcomers 2001 Winner(s)

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Best Newcomers 2001 Nominees

Josh Widdicombe If This Show Saves One Life
Thom Tuck Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD
Andy Zaltzman Andy Zaltzman versus the Dog of Doom
Cambridge Footlights Far too Happy - Edward Jaspers, Tim Key, Day Macaskill, James Morris, Mark Watson and Sophie Winkleman

Best Newcomers 2000

Best Newcomers 2000 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 2000 Winners with their award
Noble and Silver Kim Noble and Stuart Silver

Best Newcomers 2000 Nominees

Dan Antopolski Second Coming
Andrew Clover A Man of Substance in a World of Filth
David O'Doherty David O'Doherty's The Boy Who Saved Comedy

Best Newcomers 1999

Best Newcomers 1999 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1999 Winners with their award
Ben 'n' Arn's Big Top Arnold Widdowson, Ben Willbond with Bernard Hughes

Best Newcomers 1999 Nominees

The Arthur Dung Show Dave Lamb and Jim North
Infinite Number of Monkeys Sketch Comedy of Hypotheticals - Tim Fitzhigham and James Cary
Wil Anderson Wilennium

Best Newcomers 1998

Best Newcomers 1998 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1998 Winners with their award
The Mighty Boosh Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding with Rich Fulcher

Best Newcomers 1998 Nominees

Best Newcomers 1997

Best Newcomers 1997 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1997 Winners with their award
Arj Barker Arj Barker's Letter to America

Best Newcomers 1996

Best Newcomers 1996 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1996 Winners with their award

Best Newcomers 1995

Best Newcomers 1995 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1995 Winners with their award
Tim Vine The Tim Vine Fiasco

Best Newcomers 1994

Best Newcomers 1994 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1994 Winners with their award

Best Newcomers 1993

Best Newcomers 1993 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1993 Winners with their award
Dominic Holland Red Hot Dutch with Dominic

Best Newcomers 1992

Best Newcomers 1992 Winner(s)

Best Newcomers 1992 Winners with their award