Jason Manford wins two prizes at North West Comedy Awards

Wednesday 19th January 2022, 5:31pm


Paul Smith, and Dan Tiernan were amongst the winners at last night's North West Comedy Awards, with Jason Manford winning in both the 'Best Radio / TV Act' and 'Best Solo Show' categories. Meanwhile Dan Nightingale picked up the 'Best Act' award and, alongside Adam Rowe, also won the Social Media Award and Best Podcast for Have A Word.

North West Comedy Awards 2022

The awards were handed out at a ceremony at The Frog & Bucket venue in Manchester, with Mick Ferry as host.

Best Act

Dan Nightingale

Dan Nightingale

Also nominated: Bethany Black, Mick Ferry, Stephen Bailey.

Best MC

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Also nominated: Danny Mcloughlin, Jonathan Mayor, Mick Ferry.

Best Radio / TV Act

The Complaints Department. Jason Manford. Copyright: Monkey Kingdom

Jason Manford

Also nominated: Johnny Vegas, Rachel Fairburn, Stephen Bailey.

Breakthrough Act

Dan Tiernan. Copyright: Carla Speight

Dan Tiernan

Also nominated: Anna Thomas, Jenny Hart, Sam Serrano.

Best Alternative Act

Comedy Sportz UK

Comedy Sportz

Also nominated: Delightful Sausage, Eddy Hurst, Jayne Edwards.

Best Solo Show

Jason Manford

Jason Manford - Muddle Class

Also nominated: Daliso Chaponda - Apocalypse Not Now, Paul Smith - Changed, Rachel Fairburn - Maniac.

Social Media Award

Have A Word podcast. Image shows from L to R: Adam Rowe, Dan Nightingale

Have A Word

Also nominated: Hot Water Comedy Club, Mick Ferry's 2 Min Chat Show, Tom Lawrinson.

Best Podcast

Have A Word podcast. Image shows from L to R: Adam Rowe, Dan Nightingale

Have A Word

Also nominated: All Killa No Filla, Game Of Your Life, Mild High.

Best Comedy Club

Frog And Bucket room

The Frog & Bucket

Also nominated: Hot Water Comedy Club, The Comedy Station, The Comedy Store.

Best Independent Comedy Club

XS Malarkey

XS Malarkey

Also nominated: Blizzard Comedy Club, Giggleshack Helsby, Trapdoor Comedy Club.

Best Open Mic

Laughienda at North West Comedy Awards 2022

The Laughięnda Comedy Club

Also nominated: Comedy Balloon, Dopamine Friends, Jokes At The Oakes.

Best Promoter

Rob Riley

Rob Riley

Also nominated: A Rush Of Laughter, Colin Havey, Guy Thomas.

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