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.
Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack, Miranda Hart and Alan Carr are amongst the winners at The British Comedy Awards 2013.
Episodes, the sitcom starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan, has been renewed for a fourth series.
Two short films made by Goon Show star Peter Sellers are to be shown in public for the first time in more than 50 years.
Mark Watson and Henning Wehn are to star in Kia's Road To Rio, a six part travel series for Dave linked in with the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Steve Coogan will be awarded the Outstanding Achievement prize at tomorrow's British Comedy Awards. Paul Whitehouse takes the Writer's Guild Award.
Chris O'Dowd's hit Sky1 sitcom Moone Boy is to become a series of books for children, as a publishing house has acquired the rights for a significant sum.
Stand-up Mark Smith may not have the most memorable name, but he's using that to his advantage. Read
Former BBC Comedy executive Micheál Jacob takes a look at creating and writing television sitcom. Read
We've got a copy of the Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa script book to give away... signed by Steve Coogan. Read
Entries are now open for a competition which aims to name the UK's funniest blog or Twitter feed. Details
A joke competition has come up with the top ten new Christmas cracker jokes. Have a read here: Read
After our Big Comedy Conference, we take a look at some books from the esteemed list of speakers. Read
The League of Gentlemen performed live sketches together last night as part of a star-studded gig. Read
Who will be the King Or Queen Of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards 2013? A look at the nominees. Read
An interview with the creators behind Death Ship 666!, the hit disaster parody play now in the West End. Read
Glaswegian stand-up Arnold Brown is aiming to make a semi-fictionalised film of his life via crowdfunding. Read
The new series of ITV sitcom Benidorm starts in early 2014. There's a new family to meet. More details: Read
Simon Pegg chats to Richard Herring about topics like Star Trek, and what Tom Cruise is really like. Listen
As comedy group Monty Python seem set to reform, we look back at some of Flying Circus's best sketches. View
Catherine Tate filmed this sketch for last night's Children In Need. Nan is having a stay in Holby City. Watch
Watch Harry Hill's version of the classic 1980s music video Take On Me, filmed for Children In Need 2013. Watch
Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman star in Cuban Fury, a new comedy movie. Trailer here: Watch
Sarah Solemani and Kerry Howard introduce the final series of Him & Her, which is set at a wedding. Read
Jessica Knappett, the writer and star of E4 sitcom Drifters, talks to BCG at the midway point of her show. Read
Richard Herring interviews Ross Noble. It's an epic length show, but contains lots of interest. Wizard? Listen
Channel 5 TV programme The Gadget Show are to film a performance by a robotic stand-up comedian. Read
Fast Show star Charlie Higson talks about his role in the new storytelling series for adults, Crackanory. Read
The creators of Yonderland (aka the Horrible Histories cast) talk about their new family-friendly Sky series. Read
Hal Cruttenden has been a stand-up circuit stalwart for years, but is now getting a TV profile too. Read
Richard Herring chats to Dara O Briain about aeroplanes, rivers, time travel, geese, bigfoot and more. Listen
Anarchic TV show The Revolution Will Be Televised managed to get up close with the Prime Minister for a prank. Watch