Jo Brand wins Legend Of Comedy Award

Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10:31am

Jo Brand.

Leicester Comedy Festival hosted its annual awards ceremony last night (1st April), to honour the comedians, venues and promoters "that make the festival the largest and most successful comedy festival in Europe."

Jo Brand won this year's Legend of Comedy Award. Unable to attend the ceremony, she accepted the award via a video link. Previous recipients of the title include Victoria Wood, Barry Cryer, Rik Mayall, Nicholas Parsons, Ken Dodd and Sir Norman Wisdom.

Festival director Geoff Rowe says: "We were delighted to acknowledge Jo Brand with the Legend of Comedy Award at the ceremony. Her contribution to UK comedy over the years has been incredible and we were thrilled to recognise this. The ceremony also allowed us to celebrate the acts, venues, promoters and other organisations whose hard work has helped make this year the most successful in Leicester Comedy Festival's history."

The awards ceremony was hosted by Janice Connolly in character as Mrs Barbara Nice, and other winners included Vikki Stone, Bec Hill, Foxdog Studios, Michael Odewale and Darren Walsh.

The full list of winners is:

Best Show

Foxdog Studios at Leciester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Best New Show

Leicester Comedy Festival awards 2019. Image shows from L to R: Janice Connolly, Michael Odewale.

Michael Odewale: #blackbearsmatter

Best Improv/Musical Show

Vikki Stone wins at Leicester Comedy Festival awards 2019.

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

Best Kids Show

Bec Hill wins Best Kids Show at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Bec Hill: Treats you like a child

Leicestershire's Favourite Joke

Darren Walsh wins Leicestershire's Favourite Joke at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019. Image shows from L to R: Darren Walsh, Janice Connolly.

Darren Walsh

Best Venue (under 200 capacity)

Black Horse Laughter Loft team at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Black Horse Laughter Loft

Best Venue (over 200 capacity)

Just The Tonic at Hansom Hall team at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Just The Tonic at Hansom Hall

Best New Venue

Just The Tonic at The Shed team at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Just The Tonic at The Shed

Liberty Award / Spirit of the Festival

The BIG Weekend Market Harborough team at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

The BIG Weekend Market Harborough

Best Promoter

Jokes On Us at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Jokes On Us

Greening the Laughs

Firebug team at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

Firebug

Community Award

The Big Chilli team at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019.

The Big Chilli

Contribution to Leicester Comedy Festival 2019

Leicester Comedy Festival awards 2019.

Volunteers

Lifetime Contribution

The Leicester Comedy Festival awards panel.

The Awards Panel

Legend of Comedy

Jo Brand video call at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 Awards.

Jo Brand


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