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BBC Three has commissioned a brand-new series of stand-up specials to showcase new talent from the British comedy scene.

“BBC Three is backing new talent and showcasing some of this country’s best performers, as this thrilling new series commission demonstrates. Filming in the BBC’s very own Radio Theatre is a nod to the BBC’s rich comedy heritage.” – Tilusha Ghelani, Assistant Commissioner for BBC Comedy

The series, Live From The BBC, will be filmed at the beeb’s Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London later this month.Acts including James Acaster, Dane Baptiste, Sofie Hagen, Adam Hess, Tez Ilyas, Nish Kumar, and Felicity Ward are already confirmed. Other performers are yet to be announced, but there will be more standing up at the corporation in the name of comedy.

The series will be co-funded by BBC Worldwide and produced by Phil McIntyre Television. The series will comprise 6×30-minute specials and 6×60 extended-length specials, to be broadcast in 2016.

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