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:
Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as a "mouth watering, light-hearted celebration of food in all its forms".
John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights from later this spring.
Channel 5 is to start broadcasting British comedy again. A deal with Comedy Central will see it broadcast series such as Impractical Jokers.
Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased across BBC events in Salford on the 12th and 13th May.
BBC Two boss Kim Shillinglaw has announced that Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy-thriller from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith.
BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her.
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