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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

Monday 13th January 2020, 4:00pm

  • The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 have been revealed
  • Vote now to help name the best TV and radio shows
Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Copyright: BCG.

The programmes shortlisted for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 have been revealed.

Sixty programmes across ten categories are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

The shortlists were compiled from a public vote involving every new British comedy TV and radio programme broadcast last year. Running over the past fortnight, tens of thousands of votes were cast to whittle down all 430 nominees to just six in each category.

The final round of voting is now open, and will run until the end of Sunday 26th January. The winners, determined entirely by the public vote (no jury, weighting, or other interference), will be announced on Monday 27th January.

Nominees can be seen listed below, or viewed by taking part in the vote.

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Best New TV Sitcom

After Life. Tony (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions.After Life

Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes. Captain Mainwaring (Kevin McNally).Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes

Danny & Mick. Image shows from L to R: Danny (Danny Adams), Mick (Mick Potts). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.Danny & Mick

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Humphrey's Head (Laurence Rickard), Thomas Thorne (Mathew Baynton), Fanny (Martha Howe-Douglas), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.Ghosts

This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.This Time With Alan Partridge

Year Of The Rabbit. Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry). Copyright: Objective Productions.Year Of The Rabbit

Best Returning TV Sitcom

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.Derry Girls

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

Gavin & Stacey. Image shows from L to R: Smithy (James Corden), Stacey (Joanna Page), Gavin (Mathew Horne), Nessa (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.Gavin & Stacey

Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll), Grandad Brown (Dermot O'Neill), Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood), Rory Brown (Rory Cowan), Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney), Mark Brown (Pat Shields), Betty Brown (Amanda Woods), Winnie McGoogan (Eilish O'Carroll), Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll), Maria Nicholson / Brown (Fiona O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix.Mrs. Brown's Boys

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions.Not Going Out

Still Game. Image shows from L to R: Victor McDade (Greg Hemphill), Jack Jarvis (Ford Kiernan).Still Game

Best Radio Sitcom

Clare In The Community. Copyright: BBC.Clare In The Community

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Komedia Entertainment.Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

Ed Reardon's Week. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas). Copyright: BBC.Ed Reardon's Week

The Missing Hancocks. Tony Hancock (Kevin McNally).The Missing Hancocks

The Shuttleworths. John Shuttleworth (Graham Fellows). Copyright: BBC.The Shuttleworths

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups. Tom (Tom Wrigglesworth). Copyright: BBC.Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups

Best TV Sketch Show

Ellie & Natasia. Image shows from L to R: Natasia Demetriou, Ellie White. Copyright: CPL Productions.Ellie & Natasia

Famalam. Image shows from L to R: John MacMillan, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg. Copyright: BBC.Famalam

Gigglebiz. Justin Fletcher. Copyright: BBC.Gigglebiz

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.Horrible Histories

Muzlamic. Image shows from L to R: Aatif Nawaz, Ali Shahalom. Copyright: Matt Stronge.Muzlamic

Vic & Bob's Big Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves. Copyright: BBC.Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

Best Radio Sketch Show

The Absolutely Radio Show. Image shows from L to R: Gordon Kennedy, Moray Hunter, John Sparkes, Morwenna Banks, Pete Baikie. Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.The Absolutely Radio Show

Dead Ringers. Image shows from L to R: Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey. Copyright: BBC.Dead Ringers

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lawry Lewin, John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan, Simon Kane. Copyright: BBC.John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now. Kevin Eldon.Kevin Eldon Will See You Now

Little Britain. Image shows from L to R: Matt Lucas, David Walliams.Little Britain

Newsjack. Copyright: BBC.Newsjack

Best TV Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Susie Dent, Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley.8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule. Harry Hill. Copyright: Nit TV.Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton.Have I Got News For You

Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain.Mock The Week

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames.QI

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.Would I Lie To You?

Best Radio Panel Show

Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.Breaking The News

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Image shows from L to R: Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer. Copyright: BBC.I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Just A Minute. Image shows from L to R: Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons. Copyright: BBC.Just A Minute

The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC.The Museum Of Curiosity

The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC.The News Quiz

The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment.The Unbelievable Truth

Best TV Entertainment Show

Frankie Boyle's New World Order. Frankie Boyle. Copyright: Zeppotron.Frankie Boyle's New World Order

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.The Graham Norton Show

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Owl Power.Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

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

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.The Last Leg

Best Radio Entertainment Show

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

Andy Hamilton. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.Andy Hamilton Sort Of Remembers

The Infinite Monkey Cage. Image shows from L to R: Brian Cox, Robin Ince. Copyright: BBC.The Infinite Monkey Cage

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

Susan Calman.Susan Calman Makes Me Happy

The Tim Vine Chat Show. Tim Vine. Copyright: BBC.The Tim Vine Chat Show

Best TV Comedy Drama

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: ITV.Doc Martin

The End Of The F***ing World. Image shows from L to R: Alyssa (Jessica Barden), James (Alex Lawther).The End Of The F***ing World

Good Omens. Image shows from L to R: Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), Crowley (David Tennant).Good Omens

Sex Education. Image shows from L to R: Eric Effoing (Ncuti Gatwa), Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield). Copyright: Eleven Film.Sex Education

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). Copyright: BBC.Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

Worzel Gummidge. Worzel (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: Leopard Pictures.Worzel Gummidge


Voting is open until 11:59pm on Sunday 26th January 2020. Vote now

This is the 14th year British Comedy Guide has run its annual awards. Television event The British Comedy Awards have not taken place since 2014, making the Comedy.co.uk Awards now one of the only chances for British comedy programmes and those who create and star in them to be celebrated; and the only TV and radio comedy awards in which the results are decided by the public alone.

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