Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 results

Here are the winners of the 2018 Comedy.co.uk Awards, with Inside No. 9 becoming the first show to be awarded the Comedy Of The Year title twice. For quotes from the winners, click on the buttons.

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Best New TV Sitcom 2018: Derry Girls

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Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Derry Girls, says: "This is so amazing! We are absolutely thrilled! Thank you, British Comedy Guide, and thank you to everyone who voted, you're all legends."

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Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Adam (Simon Bird), Jackie (Tamsin Greig). Copyright: Popper Pictures / Big Talk Productions.

Best Returning TV Sitcom 2018: Friday Night Dinner

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Popper says: "Ich, und das ganze Friday Night Dinner Team freuen uns riesig ueber diese vortreffliche Auszeichnung. Ehre sei dem Allmaechtigen. Tarvu sei Lob und Preis!"

("I, and the entire Friday Night Dinner team, are delighted to win this prestigious award. Glory be to The Almighty. Praise Tarvu!")

Other shortlisted nominees


Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.

Best Radio Sitcom 2018: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

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Count Arthur Strong says: "I am literally highly delighted on behalf of all involved to accept this prestigious award for Best Radio Sitcom, for the SECOND TIME (please note BBBC). When I was evacuated to Doncaster as a small boy during the war, I never thought for one minute that this accolade would be happening to me today. How could I? I'm not sodding Nostrodamus. Bless all who voted for me. This is how you do a flipping referendum. Looking forward to receiving the cheque. End of this message."

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Vic & Bob's Big Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves. Copyright: BBC.

Best TV Sketch Show 2018: Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

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Securing the Best TV Sketch Show title for a second year running, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer quip: "After all these years it is especially poignant to win an award voted for by the British public. We wish everyone involved a restful night's sleep."

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Dead Ringers. Image shows from L to R: Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey. Copyright: BBC.

Best Radio Sketch Show 2018: Dead Ringers

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Producer and creator Bill Dare says: "We are chuffed to bits to get this award for another year, especially since it's voted for by listeners and fans, and I think the BCG visitors know their onions when it comes to comedy. It's all down to a really dedicated team of writers and performers and a crazy political situation which has put challenges and opportunities our way at relentless pace. I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to vote. (The series comes back in June when all this mess will be over and everyone in Britain will be calm and happy.)"

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

Best TV Panel Show 2018: Would I Lie To You?

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Peter Holmes, creator and executive producer of the series, says: "I was so excited to hear we'd won, I fell off my bike. Thanks to everyone who voted for us and sorry to the driver of the Vauxhall Corsa who swerved into Holland and Barrett."

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The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment.

Best Radio Panel Show 2018: The Unbelievable Truth

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Host David Mitchell comments: "I'm delighted and honoured that The Unbelievable Truth has won the Best Radio Panel Show vote - but I still think there should be another vote next year because, while it's important to respect these democratic decisions, it would be insane if they were irreversible."

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Best TV Entertainment Show 2018: Taskmaster

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Taskmaster wins for a third successive year. Creator, writer and star Alex Horne says: "Huge thanks to everyone who voted and anyone who watches. Mainly though, thanks to Greg Davies, my master, the Taskmaster, whom I shall obediently serve always and who deserves an award more than anyone else in the world. Love from Alex Horne, the Taskmaster's assistant."

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Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC.

Best Radio Entertainment Show 2018: Joe Lycett's Obsessions

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Joe Lycett says: "I am BUZZING that Obsessions has been awarded Best Radio Entertainment Show of 2018! Huge thanks to the wonderful team at Radio 4 who made it possible - Julia McKenzie, Suzy Grant, James Kettle, Laura Major, Mike Shephard and David Thomas. And of course thanks to the Obsessives, the audiences, the VOPs and particularly Nick Owen for making my dreams come true."

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Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Tommy Drake (Reece Shearsmith), Len Shelby (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Best TV Comedy Drama 2018: Inside No. 9

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Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton say of their double win: "Wow, what a fantastic way to start the week filming Series 5. "Having written an episode that highlights how corrupt and meaningless awards are, we'd like to backtrack and say just how important this particular award is to us, and we're all very moved by it. It's all down to having the best fans in the business - you stole our hearts. Cheese and Crackers would be over the moon. Sincerely, thanks."

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Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Viktor (Reece Shearsmith), Hugo (Steve Pemberton), Natasha (Emilia Fox). Copyright: BBC.

Comedy Of The Year 2018: Inside No. 9

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Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, comments: "British comedy is in robust health with the breadth and excellence of these worthy winners. Inside No. 9 is the most inventive and prolific comedy being made in the world right now and it's terrific for Reece and Steve to get recognised for the sheer quality of what they are able to create and perform. It's firmly cemented itself as a contemporary classic and getting the double two years running is a great honour, thanks to all the comedy fans."


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