The Comedy.co.uk Awards

The Comedy.co.uk Awards are an annual poll of thousands of British comedy fans to find the best and worst TV and radio comedy programmes of the year.

These awards provide an accurate gauge of what is good and what is bad in modern British comedy as every single eligible programme is included in the nominations list (for our 2013 vote that was over 340 different shows!), and the results are 100% based on the public vote - there is no biased jury or naive judging panel involved here - just the fans.

Comedy.co.uk Awards - Results

Would I Lie To You? The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2013

For the first time, a non-scripted format is named the best show of the year. Congratulations to the Would I Lie To You? team.

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Miranda The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2012

Miranda Hart's smash hit sitcom was named the best comedy of 2012, a second win for the popular sitcom.

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Horrible Histories The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2011

CBBC sketch show Horrible Histories is one of the big winners of our 2011 awards!

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Miranda Hart The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2010

Miranda Hart's hit BBC Two sitcom Miranda was named the top comedy in 2010. The Trip and Peep Show were amongst the category winners; whilst voters showed their displeasure at Frankie Boyle by naming his sketch show the worst comedy on TV in 2010.

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The Thick Of It The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2009

Armando Iannucci's political satire The Thick Of It was named the Comedy Of The Year. Whilst Psychoville, Peep Show, Mitchell & Webb, and QI were amongst the other winners. Meanwhile down the other end of the list, the voting showed viewers hated Big Top and Horne & Corden.

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Peep Show The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2008

According to the results of our poll, in 2008 The Inbetweeners was easily the best new comedy of the year, whilst Coming Of Age was the show most people hated. The battle for the big award, the title of 'comedy of the year', was between Outnumbered and Peep Show.

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The IT Crowd The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2007

In 2007, Gavin & Stacey was the hottest new comedy on TV. However most of the awards went to established comedy series like QI and Peep Show. The second series of The IT Crowd was voted comedy of the year.

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Green Wing The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2006

Green Wing was the big comedy of 2006 - in our inaugural awards it won both the Best Returning British TV Sitcom category, and the prized Comedy Of The Year award.

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How does the voting work?

Each year in January we open the polls and thousands vote to select their favourite shows. Every British comedy show that had at least one new episode broadcast between the 1st January and 31st December in the year is included in the nominations list (unless it spanned the New Year period, in which case it'll only be nominated in the first of the two years). In each of the categories, those voting can choose their favourite show and also select a second favourite. The favourite selected gets two points, whilst the second favourite gets one point. When the polls close, the comedy with the highest number of points wins that category. It is as simple as that. Because we are also interested in discovering what people hated, our polls also ask voters to choose their least favourite comedy in each category.

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