Chortle Awards 2015 nominees announced

Tuesday 17th February 2015, 7:00pm


Chortle.The nominations for the Chortle Awards 2015 have been announced.

Run by website Chortle, the awards - which primarily focus on live stand-up comedy - have been running since 2002.

The shortlists for each category have been drawn up by a panel of industry judges, with the winners decided upon by a public vote. The results will be announced at a ceremony later in the year.

Voting is now open, with the poll set to shut at 9am on 27th February.

Funz And Games, a live show created by Phil Ellis that is aimed at children but appeals to adults too, leads the list with three nominations, after taking the 2014 Edinburgh Festival by storm.

The nominations are listed below in full. In addition to these categories, the voting process will also allow fans to vote for their favourite venues.

Best Newcomer

Alex Edelman: Millennial. Alex Edelman. Copyright: BBC.Alex Edelman


Dane Baptiste.Dane Baptiste


Gein's Family Giftshop. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Kath Hughes, Edward Easton.Gein's Family Giftshop


Phil Jerrod.Phil Jerrod


Steen Raskopoulos.Steen Raskopoulos

Breakthrough Act

James Acaster.James Acaster


Luisa Omielan's Party. Luisa Omielan. Copyright: BBC.Luisa Omielan


Nish Kumar.Nish Kumar


Phil Ellis.Phil Ellis

Club Comic

Carl Donnelly.Carl Donnelly


Jeff Innocent.Jeff Innocent


Katherine Ryan.Katherine Ryan


Martin Mor.Martin Mor

Best Compère

Ed Gamble.Ed Gamble


John Robins.John Robins


Mark Olver.Mark Olver


Nish Kumar.Nish Kumar


Zoe Lyons.Zoe Lyons

Music and Variety Award

Jess Robinson.Jess Robinson and Kirsty Newton for Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice


Margaret Thatcher: Queen Of Soho.Margaret Thatcher: Queen Of Soho


Nick Helm.Nick Helm


Mr Swallow: The Musical. Nick Mohammed.Nick Mohammed for Dracula! (Mr Swallow: The Musical)

Character, Improv or Sketch Act

Funz and Games. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Phil Ellis.Funz And Gamez


Gein's Family Giftshop. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Kath Hughes, Edward Easton.Gein's Family Giftshop


Marcel Lucont. Alexis Dubus.Marcel Lucont


Steen Raskopoulos.Steen Raskopoulos

Best Show

Funz and Games. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Phil Ellis.Funz And Gamez


James Acaster.James Acaster: Recognise


Kim Noble.Kim Noble: You Are Not Alone


Luisa Omielan's Party. Luisa Omielan. Copyright: BBC.Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?


Grandma's House. Simon (Simon Amstell). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.Simon Amstell: To Be Free

Best Tour

Bridget Christie.Bridget Christie: Doubled Up


Dawn French.Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes


Mark Thomas.Mark Thomas: Cuckooed


Katherine Ryan.Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Internet Award

Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith.Comedian's Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith


No Such Thing As A Fish.QI's No Such Thing As A Fish


Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Richard Herring.Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast


Matt Forde's Sports Party. Matt Forde. Copyright: Avalon Television.The Political Party with Matt Forde

Radio Award

Bridget Christie.Bridget Christie Minds The Gap


Elis James and John Robins on XFM. Image shows from L to R: Elis James, John Robins.Elis James & John Robins on XFM


Susan Calman Is Convicted. Susan Calman. Copyright: BBC.Susan Calman is Convicted


Tom Wrigglesworth Utterly At Odds With The Universe. Tom Wrigglesworth. Copyright: BBC.Tom Wrigglesworth Utterly At Odds With The Universe

TV Award

Harry And Paul's Story Of The 2s. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Balloon Pictures.Harry & Paul's Story Of The 2s


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


Toast Of London. Steven Toast (Matt Berry). Copyright: Objective Productions.Toast Of London


Uncle. Image shows from L to R: Andy (Nick Helm), Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.Uncle

Award For Innovation

Alex Horne.Alex Horne for Monsieur Butterfly


Funz and Games. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Phil Ellis.Funz And Gamez


Kim Noble.Kim Noble for You're Not Alone

Best DVD

Harry Hill Sausage Time 2013 Tour. Harry Hill.Harry Hill for Sausage Time


Monty Python Live.Monty Python Live (Mostly)


Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC.Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (Series 3)


The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Steve Coogan), Rob (Rob Brydon). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions / Arbie.The Trip To Italy

Book Award

Richard Ayoade.Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade


The Omid Djalili Show. Omid Djalili. Copyright: BBC.Hopeful by Omid Djalili


The Alternative Comedy Experience. Kevin Eldon. Copyright: Comedy Central.My Prefect Cousin: A Biography of Paul Hamilton by Kevin Eldon


Francesca Martinez.What The **** Is Normal by Francesca Martinez


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