Comedy.co.uk Awards

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.

Running since 2006, the awards 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 2021 vote that means nearly 400 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

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019

Good Omens. Image shows from L to R: Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), Crowley (David Tennant)

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2015

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2013

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2012

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2011

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2010

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2009

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2008

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

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How does the voting work?

Each year in January we open the polls, and tens of 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 a series spanned the New Year period, in which case if it was the show's only series in the year it'll 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 round 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, where comedy fans select who should win in each category. They are also asked to name their Comedy Of The Year, from the shortlisted options.

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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