Chortle Awards 2018 results

Monday 19th March 2018, 10:08pm

Chortle Awards 2018.

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...

Best Show

Hannah Gadsby.Hannah Gadsby (Nanette)

Other nominees: Mat Ewins (Mat Ewins Presents Adventureman 7); John Kearns (Don't Worry They're Here); Joseph Morpurgo (Hammerhead).

Best Tour

Greg Davies.Greg Davies

Other nominees: Joel Dommett; Ricky Gervais; Katherine Ryan.

Club Comedian

Kiri Pritchard-McLean.Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Other nominees: Carl Donnelly; Kiri Pritchard-McLean; Mike Wilmot; Glenn Wool.

Best Newcomer

Rob Kemp. Copyright: Peril Design / Copyright Splash Photography.Rob Kemp

Other nominees: The Death Hilarious, Simon Lomas, Mo Omar, Micky Overman.

Best Compere

Kiri Pritchard-McLean.Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Other nominees: Mick Ferry, Laura Lexx, Dan Nightingale.

Character, Improv and Sketch Show

Natalie Palamides.Natalie Palamides

Other nominees: Colin Hoult (as Anna Mann); Joseph Morpurgo; Adam Riches.

Music & Variety

Image shows from L to R: Nicola Dempsey, Rosie Dempsey.Flo & Joan

Other nominees: Rob Kemp; Jinkx Monsoon.

TV Comedian

Joe Lycett.Joe Lycett

Other nominees: Romesh Ranganathan; Reeves & Mortimer; Katherine Ryan.

Breakthrough Act

Mae Martin. Copyright: Sun Lee.Mae Martin

Other nominees: Jordan Brookes; Desiree Burch; Lauren Pattison.

Comedian's Comedian

Jordan Brookes.Jordan Brookes

Event Of The Year

Tony Law. Copyright: Claire Haigh.Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia

Offstage Contribution

Hot Water Comedy Club.Hot Water Comedy Club

Best TV

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC.Inside No. 9

Other nominees: Detectorists; GameFace; Motherland.

Radio Award

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

Other nominees: Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar; Liam Williams: Ladhood; Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Addiction / Sexuality; Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy.

Internet Award

RHLSTP. Richard Herring.Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Other nominees: Capital; Inside The Comedian; Heal Your Wounds With Sean McLoughlin

Book Award

Peep Show. Jeremy Osborne (Robert Webb). Copyright: Objective Productions.Robert Webb - How Not To Be A Boy

Other nominees: Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt; James Acaster's Classic Scrapes; Emergency Questions by Richard Herring.

Venue Awards

LONDON
Best venue: The Bill Murray
Best club: 99 Club Leicester Square
Best club night: Quantum Leopard

THE NORTH
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

THE SOUTH
Best venue: Brighton Komedia
Best club night: Goat Comedy, Brighton

MIDLANDS & THE EAST
Best venue: Norwich Playhouse

SCOTLAND
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.

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