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.
Ricky Wilson is to host a new music-based panel show for Sky1. Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah are team captains, and Katherine Ryan a regular panellist.
Michael Socha and Michaela Coel will lead the cast of Aliens, E4's comic drama about a group of extra-terrestrials living in a ghetto on Earth.
A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP.
Sam Simmons has won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. Sofie Hagen was named Best Newcomer and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon won the Panel Prize.
The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Paul Ritter and Richard Dormer will star.
Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a BBC Four documentary about how today's TV can be traced back to the heyday of live entertainment.
Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Read
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Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read
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Luca Cupani has been named as the winner of the 2015 So You Think You're Funny? competition final. Read
As sketch group Daphne get nominated for the Foster's Award, Chris Head detects stirrings in the world of sketch. Read
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Si Hawkins meets the activist comic Mark Thomas in a clandestine Edinburgh bar to talk about his new show. Read
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Michael Stranney and Olaf Falafel have won the Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards 2015 prize for marketing: View
Radio 4 star John Finnemore has announced a two week run of a new live stage show in London. Read
Stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey is taking part in C4 series Time Crashers. He admits he found it hard to film: Read
Steen Raskopoulos talks to BCG about playing John Mahogany in BBC Three's spoof police drama Top Coppers. Read
Darren Walsh has created puns for over 180 of the comedians performing at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. Read
Preview videos for the 2015 comedy wrestling battle due to take place at the Edinburgh Fringe. Watch
Stand-up comic George Lewis has been named as the winner of the 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off competition. Read
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