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.
BBC One has announced the commission of a third series of Count Arthur Strong. The seven new episodes will be on TV in 2016.
Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for CITV based on the popular books from Scholastic.
Isy Suttie will host Series 4 of radio showcase Sketchorama, with a line-up including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, Hennessy & Friends, and Gein's Family Giftshop.
Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC television next month.
Tim Key, Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones and Sharon Rooney are amongst the comic actors joining Jim Howick as BBC Two's Stag begins filming.
Historian Graham McCann has revealed his discovery of an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot, written by Still Open All Hours creator Roy Clarke.
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BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read
A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read
An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read
Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read
The Frog and Bucket club has celebrated its 21st birthday with a blue plaque for those that 'died' on its stage. Read
John Moloney introduces his new Radio 4 series and talks about how the comedy circuit is different nowadays. Read
A preview of Seriously Funny, a play at The Museum Of Comedy about Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. Read
In this article, comedy performer Inder Manocha discusses how ethnic comedy relates to the mainstream. Read
Barry Ferns writes on the topic of what it means to 'make it' in comedy. Think carefully about your end goals. Read
A guide to No Offence, the police-based comedy drama from the creator of Shameless. Lots more info: Read
David Mitchell talks about comedy and politics, as he prepares to co-host Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Read
Reginald D Hunter is off on a tour of the UK. In this interview he talks about contrived outrage, and more: Read
We talk to comedy actor Tom Davis about his funny new improvised comedy series for BBC3, Murder In Successville. Read
We talk to the Pub Landlord as his drive for electoral victory comes to a head. Will he be voted in as an MP? Read
Comedian Maddy Anholt explains her 2015 Fringe show, and how you could take her out on a date. Read
A host of stand-up stars are to perform at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park gigs in London. Read
Top stand-up Zoe Lyons reveals to us the tours that never were... five show names that didn't make the grade. Read
Steve Pemberton discusses the reaction to the second series of Inside No. 9 and his hopes for a third series. Read
Irish sketch comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog list out some of the cultural differences between Britain and Ireland. Read
Russell Howard introduces his new TV show in this quick interview. There's also a funny preview clip here. Read
His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip. Read
The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read
Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read
Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read