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:
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.
Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in a new Radio 4 sketch show called Bun Club.
ITV2 has ordered Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. The four shows feature black, Asian and ethnic minority talent.
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You can vote for which of this year's Edinburgh shows has the best poster. The winning show will get cash. Read