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
  • Red Dwarf
  • Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!
  • Horrible Histories
  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
  • The Unbelievable Truth
  • Taskmaster
  • The Now Show
  • Inside No. 9

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
  • Peep Show
  • John Finnemore's Double Acts
  • Horrible Histories
  • Dead Ringers
  • Would I Lie To You?
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Mark Steel's In Town
  • Inside No. 9

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
  • Miranda
  • Cabin Pressure
  • Horrible Histories
  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
  • Would I Lie To You?
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Susan Calman Is Convicted
  • Inside No. 9

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
  • The IT Crowd
  • Cabin Pressure
  • Horrible Histories
  • That Mitchell & Webb Sound
  • Would I Lie To You?
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Susan Calman Is Convicted
  • Fresh Meat

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
  • Miranda
  • Bleak Expectations
  • Horrible Histories
  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
  • QI
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Mark Steel's In Town
  • Fresh Meat

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

Winners

Winners

  • Spy
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Cabin Pressure
  • Horrible Histories
  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
  • Would I Lie To You?
  • The Unbelievable Truth
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Fresh Meat

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

Winners

Winners

  • The Trip
  • Peep Show
  • Another Case Of Milton Jones
  • That Mitchell And Webb Look
  • Sarah Millican's Support Group
  • QI
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • Newswipe With Charlie Brooker
  • Misfits
  • 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

Winners

Winners

  • Psychoville
  • Peep Show
  • Bleak Expectations
  • That Mitchell And Webb Look
  • That Mitchell & Webb Sound
  • QI
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • 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
  • Outnumbered
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
  • Harry & Paul
  • Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking
  • Harry Hill's TV Burp
  • The Now Show
  • 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
  • Peep Show
  • The Armstrong & Miller Show
  • QI
  • 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
  • Green Wing
  • That Mitchell And Webb Look
  • QI

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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