Chortle Awards 2017 winners

Monday 20th March 2017, 10:27pm

Chortle Awards 2017

Comedy website Chortle has revealed the winners of its annual awards.

The results were announced at a ceremony at the Up The Creek comedy club in London, hosted by Clive Anderson. The winners were determined via an online poll of 6,000 comedy fans based on shortlists drawn up by a panel of critics and independent comedy industry experts.

Here are the results in full, in the order they were announced on stage:

Best Newcomer

Tom Ward. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne

Tom Ward

Other nominees: Jayde Adams, Sophie Willan, Bilal Zafar.

Internet Award

Adam Buxton

Adam Buxton's podcast

Other nominees: The Guilty Feminist, The Parapod, NextUp.

Best Compere

Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse

Other nominees: Laura Lexx, David Morgan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

Character and Variety

Top Ten. Lolly Adefope

Lolly Adefope

Other nominees: Spencer Jones, Nick Mohammed, Emma Sidi.

Best TV Comedy Entertainment

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


Other nominees: Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Radio Award

Image shows from L to R: Elis James, John Robins

Elis James & John Robins (Radio X)

Other nominees: Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar, Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice, Mark Steel's In Town.

Best TV Actor

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

Olivia Colman (for Fleabag/Flowers)

Other nominees: Lesley Manville (Mum), Diane Morgan (Motherland/Philomena Cunk), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag).

TV Comedian

The IT Crowd. Moss (Richard Ayoade)

Richard Ayoade

Other nominees: Greg Davies, Stewart Lee, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan.

TV Award

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


Other nominees: Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, Mum, People Just Do Nothing.

Book Award

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe - Animal

Other nominees: Alan Partridge: Nomad, Shappi Khorsandi - Nina Is Not OK, Isy Suttie - The Actual One.

Best Tour

Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth

Romesh Ranganathan (Irrational)

Other nominees: Billy Connolly (High Horse), Reeves & Mortimer (Poignant Moments), Mark Thomas (The Red Shed).

Off Stage contribution

Noel Faulkner

Noel Faulkner, who ran London's Comedy Cafe for 26 years. The venue has closed due to rent becoming un-affordable.

Event of the Year

Kai Humphries

Comedians Boxing, a one-off event in which comedians fought each other. The show was conceived by Kai Humphries to help raise funds to help a local toddler with cancer.

Club Comic

Carl Donnelly

Carl Donnelly

Other nominees: Carey Marx, Phil Nichol, Pierre Novellie.

Breakthrough Act

Joel Dommett

Joel Dommett

Other nominees: Scott Gibson, Tez Ilyas, Suzi Ruffell.

Best Show

Bridget Christie. Copyright: Idil Sukan

Bridget Christie (Because You Demanded It)

Other nominees: David Baddiel (My Family Not The Sitcom), Richard Gadd (Monkey See Monkey Do), Kieran Hodgson (Maesto), Stewart Lee (Content Provider).

Comedians' Comedian Award

(The award voted on by other comedians)

Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd

Venue Awards

In the venue categories, The 99 Club and The Bill Murray won in London, with Manchester's Frog & Bucket and XS Malarkey taking the prizes in 'The North' category. Wales and the West was won by Cardiff's Glee club and Buffalo Comedy Club, whilst Brighton's Komedia and Bent Double won Best Venue and Best Club respectively in 'The South' category. In the Midlands, Birmingham's Glee venue won, whilst Edinburgh's The Stand venue and Red Raw comedy night were picked by voters in Scotland.

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