The Comedy.co.uk Awards is a poll of tens of thousands of British comedy fans each year in which the best and worst UK TV and radio comedy programmes of the year are named.
These awards, which have been running for 10 years now, provide an accurate gauge of the most loved - and loathed - modern British TV and radio comedies as every single programme is included in the nominations list (for our 2015 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.
Armando Iannucci's political satire The Thick Of It was named the Comedy Of The Year. Whilst Psychoville, Peep Show, Mitchell & Webb, and QI were amongst the other winners. Meanwhile down the other end of the list, the voting showed that viewers hated Big Top and Horne & Corden.
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 and also select a second favourite. The favourite selected gets two points, whilst the second favourite gets one point. When the polls close, the comedy with the highest number of points wins that category. It is as simple as that. Because we are also interested in discovering what people hated, our polls also ask voters to choose their least favourite comedy in each category.