Have just voted in the second round of the Comedy Awards. Many of my Round One nominations were chosen for Round Two. More than I expected. Mostly I found it quite easy to vote in Round One although I only found one programme to vote for in each of two categories. I just about managed to find something very good in each category to vote for in Round Two too although in a couple of the TV categories there were few alternatives to the one I voted for which I liked.
But turning to Round Two in more detail, the most difficult category for me turned out to be radio sitcom. Not because of having too few options. Because it is the category where every one of the final six in my humble opinion is excellent. (Plus I could name at least another six radio sitcoms which, while being from previous years, I heard on the radio for the first time during 2019 - including The Cold Swedish Winter, The Change and Potting On - all of which were very good indeed).
A bit surprised by this although pleased as it shows that radio comedy in the round (many of the other radio categories have several greats in them too) has really picked up from what were in my opinion its worst decades - the 1990s and the Noughties - (I accept that Potting On was originally 2008 but that is late in the Noughties when things radio comedy wise did start to get better) - and is now very probably ahead of much television output, some of which is totally dreadful. Still fortunately nothing British quite reached the depths of Schitt's Creek which appears to have gained international awards and doesn't have a single laugh in it. I did try for a whole episode of it but left conceding I would just have to be bemused.