best newcomer

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Click on a name to view their biography. All biographies written by Julian Hall.

Sofie Hagen - Bubblewrap / Best Newcomer 2015 Winner
Alex Edelman - Millennial / Best Newcomer 2014 Winner
John Kearns - Sight Gags for Perverts / Best Newcomer 2013 Winner
Daniel Simonsen - Champions / Best Newcomer 2012 Winner
Humphrey Ker - is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! / Best Newcomer 2011 Winner
Roisin Conaty - Hero,Warrior, Fireman, Liar / Best Newcomer 2010 Winner
Jonny Sweet - Mostly About Arthur / Best Newcomer 2009 Winner
Sarah Millican - Sarah Millican's Not Nice / Best Newcomer 2008 Winner
Tom Basden - Won't Say Anthing / Best Newcomer 2007 Winner
Josie Long - Kindness and Exuberance / Best Newcomer 2006 Winner
Tim Minchin - Darkside / Best Newcomer 2005 Winner
Wil Hodgson - The Passion of the Hodgson / Best Newcomer 2004 Winner
Gary Le Strange - Polaroid Suitcase - Waen Shepherd / Best Newcomer 2003 Winner
The Consultants - Finger in the Wind - Justin Edwards, Neil Edmond and James Rawlings / Best Newcomer 2002 Winner
Garth Cruickshank and Eddie McCabe - Let's have a Shambles / Best Newcomer 2001 Winner
Noble and Silver - Kim Noble and Stuart Silver / Best Newcomer 2000 Winner
Ben 'n' Arn's Big Top - Arnold Widdowson, Ben Willbond with Bernard Hughes / Best Newcomer 1999 Winner
The Mighty Boosh - Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding with Rich Fulcher / Best Newcomer 1998 Winner
Arj Barker - Arj Barker's Letter to America / Best Newcomer 1997 Winner
  • 1997 WINNER - Arj Barker:
    Arj Barker's Letter to America
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Milton Jones - The Head / Best Newcomer 1996 Winner
Tim Vine - The Tim Vine Fiasco / Best Newcomer 1995 Winner
  • 1995 WINNER - Tim Vine:
    The Tim Vine Fiasco
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Scott Capurro - Risk Gay / Best Newcomer 1994 Winner
Dominic Holland - Red Hot Dutch with Dominic / Best Newcomer 1993 Winner
Harry Hill - Flies! / Best Newcomer 1992 Winner