British Comedy Guide

Comedy.co.uk Award.

The Comedy.co.uk Awards are an annual poll of tens of thousands of British comedy fans in which the best TV and radio comedy programmes of the last year are named.

These awards, which have been running for over 10 years now, provide an accurate gauge of the most loved modern British TV and radio comedies as every single programme is included in the nominations list (for our 2016 vote that was more than 350 different shows!), and the results are 100% based on the public vote. There is no biased jury or naive judging panel involved here - just comedy fans.

Results

Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn). Copyright: UKTV.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016

Winners

Winners

Upstart Crow
Best New TV Sitcom:
Upstart Crow
Red Dwarf
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Red Dwarf
Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!
Horrible Histories
Best TV Sketch Show:
Horrible Histories
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Best Radio Sketch Show:
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Best TV Panel Show:
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
The Unbelievable Truth
Best Radio Panel Show:
The Unbelievable Truth
Taskmaster
Best TV Entertainment Show:
Taskmaster
The Now Show
Best Radio Entertainment Show:
The Now Show
Inside No. 9
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Inside No. 9
Red Dwarf
Comedy Of The Year:
Red Dwarf

Car Share. Image shows from L to R: Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson), John Redmond (Peter Kay). Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2015

Winners

Winners

Car Share
Best New TV Sitcom:
Car Share
Peep Show
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Peep Show
John Finnemore's Double Acts
Best Radio Sitcom:
John Finnemore's Double Acts
Horrible Histories
Best TV Sketch Show:
Horrible Histories
Dead Ringers
Best Radio Sketch Show:
Dead Ringers
Would I Lie To You?
Best TV Panel Show:
Would I Lie To You?
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Best Radio Panel Show:
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
The Graham Norton Show
Best TV Entertainment Show:
The Graham Norton Show
Mark Steel's In Town
Best Radio Entertainment Show:
Mark Steel's In Town
Inside No. 9
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Inside No. 9
Car Share
Comedy Of The Year:
Car Share

Cabin Pressure. Image shows from L to R: Arthur (John Finnemore), Douglas (Roger Allam), Carolyn (Stephanie Cole), Martin (Benedict Cumberbatch). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

Winners

Winners

Detectorists
Best New TV Sitcom:
Detectorists
Miranda
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Miranda
Cabin Pressure
Best Radio Sitcom:
Cabin Pressure
Horrible Histories
Best TV Sketch Show:
Horrible Histories
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Best Radio Sketch Show:
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Would I Lie To You?
Best TV Panel Show:
Would I Lie To You?
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Best Radio Panel Show:
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
The Graham Norton Show
Best TV Entertainment Show:
The Graham Norton Show
Susan Calman Is Convicted
Best Radio Entertainment Show:
Susan Calman Is Convicted
Inside No. 9
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Inside No. 9
Cabin Pressure
Comedy Of The Year:
Cabin Pressure

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2013

Winners

Winners

The Wrong Mans
Best New TV Sitcom:
The Wrong Mans
The IT Crowd
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
The IT Crowd
Cabin Pressure
Best Radio Sitcom:
Cabin Pressure
Horrible Histories
Best TV Sketch Show:
Horrible Histories
That Mitchell & Webb Sound
Best Radio Sketch Show:
That Mitchell & Webb Sound
Would I Lie To You?
Best TV Panel Show:
Would I Lie To You?
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Best Radio Panel Show:
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
The Graham Norton Show
Best TV Entertainment Show:
The Graham Norton Show
Susan Calman Is Convicted
Best Radio Entertainment Show:
Susan Calman Is Convicted
Fresh Meat
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Fresh Meat
Would I Lie To You?
Comedy Of The Year:
Would I Lie To You?

Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Tilly (Sally Phillips), Gary (Tom Ellis), Miranda (Miranda Hart), Stevie (Sarah Hadland), Penny (Patricia Hodge). Copyright: BBC.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2012

Winners

Winners

Hebburn
Best New TV Sitcom:
Hebburn
Miranda
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Miranda
Bleak Expectations
Best Radio Sitcom:
Bleak Expectations
Horrible Histories
Best TV Sketch Show:
Horrible Histories
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Best Radio Sketch Show:
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
QI
Best TV Panel Show:
QI
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Best Radio Panel Show:
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
The Graham Norton Show
Best TV Entertainment Show:
The Graham Norton Show
Mark Steel's In Town
Best Radio Entertainment Show:
Mark Steel's In Town
Fresh Meat
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Fresh Meat
Miranda
Comedy Of The Year:
Miranda

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Ben Willbond, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2011

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Winners

Spy
Best New TV Sitcom:
Spy
Absolutely Fabulous
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Absolutely Fabulous
Cabin Pressure
Best Radio Sitcom:
Cabin Pressure
Horrible Histories
Best TV Sketch Show:
Horrible Histories
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Best Radio Sketch Show:
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Would I Lie To You?
Best TV Panel Show:
Would I Lie To You?
The Unbelievable Truth
Best Radio Panel Show:
The Unbelievable Truth
The Graham Norton Show
Best TV Entertainment Show:
The Graham Norton Show
Fresh Meat
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Fresh Meat
Horrible Histories
Comedy Of The Year:
Horrible Histories

Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Penny (Patricia Hodge), Gary (Tom Ellis), Miranda (Miranda Hart), Stevie (Sarah Hadland), Clive (James Holmes). Copyright: BBC.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2010

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The Trip
Best New TV Sitcom:
The Trip
Peep Show
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Peep Show
Another Case Of Milton Jones
Best Radio Sitcom:
Another Case Of Milton Jones
That Mitchell And Webb Look
Best TV Sketch Show:
That Mitchell And Webb Look
Sarah Millican's Support Group
Best Radio Sketch Show:
Sarah Millican's Support Group
QI
Best TV Panel Show:
QI
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Best Radio Panel Show:
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Newswipe With Charlie Brooker
Best TV Entertainment Show:
Newswipe With Charlie Brooker
Misfits
Best TV Comedy Drama:
Misfits
Miranda
Comedy Of The Year:
Miranda

The Thick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Glenn Cullen (James Smith), Oliver Reeder (Chris Addison), Nicola Murray (Rebecca Front), Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi), Terri Coverley (Joanna Scanlan). Copyright: BBC.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2009

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Winners

Psychoville
Best New TV Sitcom:
Psychoville
Peep Show
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Peep Show
Bleak Expectations
Best Radio Sitcom:
Bleak Expectations
That Mitchell And Webb Look
Best TV Sketch Show:
That Mitchell And Webb Look
That Mitchell & Webb Sound
Best Radio Sketch Show:
That Mitchell & Webb Sound
QI
Best TV Panel Show:
QI
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Best Radio Panel Show:
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
The Thick Of It
Comedy Of The Year:
The Thick Of It

Peep Show. Image shows from L to R: Jeremy Osborne (Robert Webb), Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2008

Winners

Winners

The Inbetweeners
Best New TV Sitcom:
The Inbetweeners
Outnumbered
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Outnumbered
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Harry & Paul
Best TV Sketch Show:
Harry & Paul
Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking
Best Radio Sketch Show:
Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking
Harry Hill's TV Burp
Best TV Entertainment Show:
Harry Hill's TV Burp
The Now Show
Best Radio Entertainment Show:
The Now Show
Peep Show
Comedy Of The Year:
Peep Show

The IT Crowd. Image shows from L to R: Roy (Chris O'Dowd), Jen (Katherine Parkinson), Moss (Richard Ayoade), Douglas Reynholm (Matt Berry). Copyright: TalkbackThames.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2007

Winners

Winners

Gavin & Stacey
Best New TV Sitcom:
Gavin & Stacey
Peep Show
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Peep Show
The Armstrong & Miller Show
Best TV Sketch Show:
The Armstrong & Miller Show
QI
Best TV Panel Show:
QI
The IT Crowd
Comedy Of The Year:
The IT Crowd

Green Wing. Image shows from L to R: Martin Dear (Karl Theobald), Sue White (Michelle Gomez), Angela Hunter (Sarah Alexander), Caroline Todd (Tamsin Greig), Mac Macartney (Julian Rhind-Tutt), Guy Secretan (Stephen Mangan), Joanna Clore (Pippa Haywood), Alan Statham (Mark Heap). Copyright: Talkback Productions.

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2006

Winners

Winners

The IT Crowd
Best New TV Sitcom:
The IT Crowd
Green Wing
Best Returning TV Sitcom:
Green Wing
That Mitchell And Webb Look
Best TV Sketch Show:
That Mitchell And Webb Look
QI
Best TV Panel Show:
QI
Green Wing
Comedy Of The Year:
Green Wing

How does the voting work?

Each year in January we open the polls, and thousands vote to select their favourite shows. Every British comedy show that had at least one new episode broadcast between the 1st January and 31st December in the year is included in the nominations list (unless it spanned the New Year period, in which case it'll only be nominated in the first of the two years). In each of the categories, those voting can choose their favourite show, plus select a second and third favourite. The favourite selected gets three points, whilst the second and third favourites gets two and one points respectively. After the first week of voting, the longlist in each category is cut down to a shortlist of the six programmes with highest number of points. A second round of voting then takes place.

In the first ten years of the awards (2006 - 2015), rather than three votes users were given a first and second choice vote in each category, and one 'worst' option.

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