Comedy website Chortle has announced the winners of its annual awards.
The prizes span a variety of mediums, but in reference to the gongs related to live comedy the website notes: "In a landmark year, the live comedy section of the ceremony was dominated by women for the first time - with female acts scooping more than half the categories."
The results are as follows...
Character, Improv and Sketch Show
Music & Variety
Flo & Joan
Event Of The Year
Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia
Hot Water Comedy Club
Other nominees: Capital; Inside The Comedian; Heal Your Wounds With Sean McLoughlin
Best venue: The Bill Murray
Best club: 99 Club Leicester Square
Best club night: Quantum Leopard
Best venue: Hot Water Comedy Club, Liverpool
Best club: XS Malarkey, Manchester
Best club night: Comedy Balloon, Manchester
WALES & WEST
Best club: Buffalo Comedy, Cardiff
Best venue: Brighton Komedia
Best club night: Goat Comedy, Brighton
MIDLANDS & THE EAST
Best venue: Norwich Playhouse
Best venue: The Stand, Edinburgh
The results were announced at a ceremony at PizzaExpress Live in the Holborn area of London tonight (Monday 19th March). The winners were determined by a public vote ran during February, based on the shortlists drawn up by a panel of comedy industry professionals.