BBC New Comedy Awards – Winner 2023 – presented in Glasgow
Joe Kent-Walters has been named the winner of this year’s BBC New Comedy Award.
The comic – who previously won the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2021 – wowed the judges at the final at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow, broadcast on BBC One tonight, in the guise of demonic working men’s club comedian Frankie Monroe.
Critic, Phil McIntyre Scotland says: “Joe won the judges over with his utterly surreal character of Frankie Monroe, cos not only did he grab the entire audience’s attention from the start, but he left them (and the judges) wanting more. All three judges agreed, they would love to see more of Frankie and his club in Rotherham that’s also a portal to Hell!”
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