Chortle Awards 2013 - Full Results
The results of the 2013 Chortle Awards have been announced.
The awards, now in their tenth year, are organised by the news and review website Chortle. They primarily aim to recognise the year-round contribution to comedy of stand-up comedians operating on the live circuit.
The results were announced at a ceremony in London hosted Jo Brand. The shortlist was drawn up by a panel of comedy reviewers, with the winners determined via a public vote conducted online earlier in the month.
It was a good night for former double-act Lee & Herring, with Stewart Lee winning Best Tour and Richard Herring winning Best Internet Show, and the duo also jointly awarded for their Fist Of Fun DVD release.
Canadian comedian Tony Law was also popular with voters, winning both the Club Comic category and taking away the coveted 'Best Show' title too.
Below is the full list of nominations, with the winners denoted...
Lucy Beaumont - Winner
Doctor Brown - Winner
Tony Law - Winner
Susan Calman - Winner
Character Or Sketch Act
Pappy's - Winner
Music And Variety Award
Boy With Tape On His Face - Winner
The Horne Section
Susan Calman: This Lady's Not For Turning
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional
Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense - Winner
Pappy's: Last Show Ever
Boy With Tape On His Face: More Tape
Greg Davies: The Back Of My Mum's Head
Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World - Winner
Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro
Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown
Peacock & Gamble's Edinburgh podcast
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast - Winner
Stuart Goldsmith: The Comedians' Comedian Podcast
Award for Innovation
Alternative Comedy Memorial Society
Louis CK (for cutting out the middle man) - Winner
Weirdo's comedy club
Writing duo Galton & Simpson (Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe & Son) were the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award; whilst Tommy Sheppard, the owner of The Stand comedy clubs, was given the Off-Stage Contribution Award.
In the venues section, The Comedy Store (London), The 99 Club (London), Komedia (Brighton), Glee (Birmingham), Komedia (Bath), XS Malarkey (Manchester) and The Pleasance (Scotland) were awarded.
The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series.
Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-up comedians, has unexpectedly announced that he is going to retire from comedy at the end of the month.
Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new sitcom series about midwifes, The Delivery Man.
Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom, I Live With Models.
The BBC has revealed its Magna Carta celebration season, to include new Horrible Histories, and new programmes from Rory Bremner, Kayvan Novak, and others.
UKTV has announced it is increasing its investment in original scripted comedy, with a commitment to make five new shows for Gold in 2015.
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