Loaded LAFTAs 2012 nominees announced
The nominees for the Loaded LAFTAs 2012 - the comedy awards organised by the lads mag - have been announced.
Alan Carr, Jason Manford, Kevin Bridges, Micky Flanagan and Russell Kane are in the running for the stand-up prize, whilst Chatty Man, Facejacker, Fresh Meat, Outnumbered and PhoneShop have been shortlisted in the 'Funniest TV Show' category.
This year sees the unveiling of two brand new categories, 'Best Internet Viral Show' - with nods to Alan Partridge, Harry Hill and the Misery Bear series; and 'Funniest Joke' which will showcase the top of the rib-ticklers from the past year.
The 'Funniest Double Act' category is perhaps the most interesting, with childhood heroes The Chuckle Brothers nominated; plus Anna Crilly & Katy Wix on the list, the first nomination of an all-female double act in Loaded LAFTAs history.
The winners are chosen via a public vote, with voting opening on Loaded.co.uk on Wednesday 9th November 2011. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in February.
The full nominations for The Loaded LAFTAs 2012 - sponsored by YAZOO:
Anna Crilly and Katy Wix
Dick & Dom
Mitchell & Webb
The Chuckle Brothers
Vic & Bob
BEST PANEL SHOW
8 Out Of 10 Cats
Ask Rhod Gilbert
Would I Lie to You?
FUNNIEST TV SHOW
Johnny English Reborn
The Hangover Part II
FUNNIEST TV PERSONALITY
Angelos Epithemiou (Shooting Stars)
Angelos Epithemiou & Friends Live
Jason Manford Live 2011
Jimmy Carr: Being Funny
John Bishop Live - Sunshine Tour
Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra - Live at The Royal Albert Hall
Dom Joly's Celebrity Comedy Podcasts
Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown
The Danny Baker Show
The Dave Gorman Podcast
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
FUNNIEST RADIO SHOW
Christian O'Connell, Absolute Radio
Danny Wallace, Xfm
Dave Berry, Capital FM
Hawksbee and Jacobs, Talk Sport
Shaun Keaveny, 6 Music Breakfast Show
BEST INTERNET VIRAL SHOW
Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters
Harry Hill's Little Internet Show
The Fast Show
Vic & Bob's Afternoon Delights
Frisky & Mannish
Jimmy Carr: "I know a couple who get on like a house on fire. They both feel
trapped and are slowly suffocating to death."
Matt Kirshen: "I was playing chess with my friend and he said, 'Let's make
this interesting'. So we stopped playing chess."
Paul Daniels: "I said to a fella 'Is there a B&Q in Henley?' He said 'No, there's an H, an E, an N an L and a Y'."
Sarah Millican: "My mother told me, you don't have to put anything in your mouth you don't want to. Then she made me eat broccoli, which felt like double standards."
Tim Vine: "Conjunctivitus.com - that's a site for sore eyes."
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