Chortle Awards 2017 nominees announced

Thursday 16th February 2017, 4:58pm

Monday 20th March: The winners have been announced. Results
Chortle Awards 2017.

Comedy website Chortle has announced the shortlists for its annual awards. Stewart Lee and Fleabag lead the list, with three nominations each.

Here are the nominations across fourteen categories.

Best Show

David Baddiel.David Baddiel (My Family Not The Sitcom)

Bridget Christie. Copyright: Idil Sukan.Bridget Christie (Because You Demanded It)

Richard Gadd.Richard Gadd (Monkey See Monkey Do)

Kieran Hodgson.Kieran Hodgson (Maesto)

Stewart Lee.Stewart Lee (Content Provider)

Best Tour

Billy Connolly.Billy Connolly (High Horse)

Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.Romesh Ranganathan (Irrational)

Shooting Stars. Image shows from L to R: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Channel X / Pett Productions.Reeves & Mortimer (Poignant Moments)

Mark Thomas. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.Mark Thomas (The Red Shed)

Club Comic

Carl Donnelly.Carl Donnelly

Carey Marx.Carey Marx

Phil Nichol. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.Phil Nichol

Pierre Novellie.Pierre Novellie

Best Compere

Laura Lexx.Laura Lexx

Justin Moorhouse.Justin Moorhouse

David Morgan. Copyright: Adam Johnson.David Morgan

Kiri Pritchard-McLean.Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Character and Variety

Top Ten. Lolly Adefope.Lolly Adefope

Spencer Jones.Spencer Jones

Nick Mohammed.Nick Mohammed (for Mr Swallow)

Emma Sidi.Emma Sidi

Best Newcomer

Jayde Adams. Copyright: KT Watson.Jayde Adams

Tom Ward. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.Tom Ward

Sophie Willan. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.Sophie Willan

Bilal Zafar.Bilal Zafar

Breakthrough Act

Joel Dommett.Joel Dommett

Scott Gibson.Scott Gibson

Tez Ilyas. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.Tez Ilyas

Suzi Ruffell.Suzi Ruffell

TV Comedian

The IT Crowd. Moss (Richard Ayoade).Richard Ayoade

Taskmaster. Greg Davies. Copyright: Avalon Television.Greg Davies

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC.Stewart Lee

Asian Provocateur. Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: BBC.Romesh Ranganathan

Katherine Ryan In Trouble. Katherine Ryan.Katherine Ryan

TV Award

Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.Fleabag

Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville).Mum

People Just Do Nothing. Image shows from L to R: Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry), Beats (Hugo Chegwin), Grindah (Allan Mustafa), Steves (Steve Stamp), Decoy (Daniel Sylvester Woolford). Copyright: Roughcut Television.People Just Do Nothing

Best TV Comedy Entertainment

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. Alan Davies. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish. Dave Gorman. Copyright: Liberty Bell.Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC.Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

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

Best TV Actor

Fleabag. Godmother (Olivia Colman). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.Olivia Colman (Fleabag/Flowers)

Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville).Lesley Manville (Mum)

Cunk On.... Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan).Diane Morgan (Motherland/Philomena Cunk)

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Radio Award

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar. Alexei Sayle. Copyright: BBC.Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Image shows from L to R: Elis James, John Robins.Elis James & John Robins (Radio X)

Deborah Frances-White.Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice

Mark Steel's In Town. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC.Mark Steel's In Town

Internet Award

Adam Buxton.Adam Buxton's podcast

Image shows from L to R: Sofie Hagen, Deborah Frances-White.The Guilty Feminist

The Parapod. Image shows from L to R: Barry Dodds, Ian Boldsworth.The Parapod

Next Up.NextUp

Book Award

Alan Partridge: Nomad. Steve Coogan.Alan Partridge: Nomad

Sara Pascoe.Sara Pascoe - Animal

Shappi Khorsandi.Shappi Khorsandi - Nina Is Not OK

Isy Suttie.Isy Suttie - The Actual One


The winners will be decided by public vote, with the results announced at a ceremony in March.

The shortlists were decided by Chortle editor Steve Bennett, Alice Jones (i newspaper), Tania Harrison (Festival Republic), Julia Chamberlain (Jongleurs), Claire Smith (The Scotsman), Bruce Dessau (Beyond The Joke) and freelance journalist Jay Richardson.

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