British Comedy Awards 2013 winners
The winners have been announced for The British Comedy Awards 2013, sponsored by Foster's.
Broadcast live on Channel 4 from The Fountain Studios in Wembley, Jonathan Ross once again presided over one of the most prestigious events in the British comedy calendar.
Below are the nominees in each category, with the winner highlighted in bold:
Best Sketch Show
Best TV Comedy Actor
Best Comedy Panel Show
Best Female TV Comic
Best TV Comedy Actress
Best Male TV Comic
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Best New Comedy Programme
Three special awards were also given out, as follows.
The British Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award: Steve Coogan
The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award: Paul Whitehouse
The Award for International Achievement: Will Ferrell
King Or Queen Of Comedy Award
The public have also been voting for the past fortnight via telephone for the 'King Or Queen Of Comedy' title. All other awards were decided on by industry juries, so this prize carries extra significance. The winner was revealed to be Jack Whitehall, for an unprecedented second year running.
In the below video, shot backstage, Steve Coogan talks to BCG about various topics:
Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert that will star Sir Tom Jones, and feature 'live and pre-recorded comedy pieces' about the singer.
Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with readers set to include Back To The Future star Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Millican and Greg Davies.
Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop.
Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of his comedy drama, Hank Zipzer.
Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room, in which contestants compete for cash whilst under hypnosis.
Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, possibly as an online show.
The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read
Kunt And The Gang - the musical comedy act delivers 'songs of questionable taste' - talks about his career. Read
Glory Pearl explains why she will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe shows totally naked. Read
Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh, amongst the many comedians at Reading and Leeds festivals. Read
You can vote for which of this year's Edinburgh shows has the best poster. The winning show will get cash. Read
The hit comedy panel show podcast is back for a fifth series, with guests including Katherine Ryan. Listen
Radio 1 DJ Greg James talks to BCG about how proud he is to have written his own BBC sitcom pilot. Read
Grindah and Beats, the main two characters in BBC mockumentary People Just Do Nothing, talk to BCG: Read
The cast of Yonderland talk about the return of the fantasy comedy series, and the labels put on their show. Read
Writer Andrew Mettam lists out seven reasons why his sitcom pilot Fishbowl is great, but he can't take credit. Read
Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen
Series 4 of the insanely silly podcast series has now launched. Check out this funny and surreal sketch show. Listen
The cast of Channel 4's new office-based comedy drama Not Safe For Work talk about making the show. Read
Sharon Rooney, the star of My Mad Fat Diary, talks about the final series of the comedy drama. Read
Si Hawkins explains why he often enjoys work-in-progress stand-up gigs more than the resultant polished tour show. Read
Sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop talk to BCG ahead of recording their first radio series. Get free tickets too: Read
Nick Frost's is writing a book about his life. Truths, Half Truths and Utter Bullshit will be released in October. Read
What's it like working on a sitcom with David Hasselhoff? Here's a blog from Hoff The Record actor Fergus Craig: Read
Mind-reading performer Colin Cloud explains how the worlds of 'people reading' and comedy are similar. Read
Julie Bower, the creator of new CBBC sitcom So Awkward, talks about how the show was developed. Read
Maddy Anholt provides a checklist of the top ten things you need to know about your possible future spouse. Read
Bob Mortimer is the first guest on the new series of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Listen
An interview with So On & So Forth, the comedy group behind the new Radio 4 sketch show series. Read
Paul O'Grady, who is presenting Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, talks about how he knew the star. Read
Lee Mack talks about the future of his hit BBC sitcom Not Going Out in this honest and open in-depth interview. Read
The cast of Brotherhood, including Sarah Hadland, Johnny Flynn and Ellie Taylor, talk about the show. Read
Ahead of the recording of their debut Radio 4 series, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce talk to BCG: Read
We talk to Tania Harrison, the comedy booker for Latitude Festival about the event's comedy plans. Read
Comedy giant Greg Davies talks about what's coming up in the second series of his hit sitcom, Man Down. Read