Trawl for comedy talent for radio show

BBC Newcastle is on a comedy search across the North East looking for the best in up-and-coming talent.

Later this year, they will be working with experienced performers and newbies alike for a new series of Jesting About, which has previously featured a number of performers who have gone onto work in TV comedy.

The result of the talent trawl, which will particularly welcome stand-up, spoken-word, sketch and musical comedy, will be six 30-minute programmes to be broadcast in May/June.

Successful participants will be asked to take part in a live recording at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle, on April 12/13. If you would like to be considered, email steve.drayton@bbc.co.uk