The results of the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 have been announced.
The winners were due to be announced at a ceremony in August, however this was delayed as the Edinburgh Festival was cancelled. Now, with Scotland's coronavirus restrictions continuing to put a halt to live events, the organisers decided to forego a ceremony and released the list of winners online.
They say: "So with no fanfare whatsoever, as none of these Scottish comics have any live shows in Scotland to promote, now feels like the correct time to announce the winners of the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020. Consider this the equivalent of a Westminster Government Minister's Tweet @ 10pm telling you your life is about to get worse."
The results are:
Best Sketch / Variety Act
Other nominees: Colin Cloud, Spontaneous Players and Stu & Gary.
Best TV Comic
Best Radio Comic
Best Solo Tour / Festival Show
Best TV Show
Best Radio Show
Best Online Content
Best Comedy Writer
Best Comedy Event
Still Game Live
Best Comedy Club
The Stand (Glasgow)
Other nominees: Gilded Basement (Edinburgh), Glee (Glasgow), Monkey Barrel (Edinburgh), Rotunda (Glasgow) and The Stand (Edinburgh).
Best Comedy Night
Crossmylaff - Glasgow
The judging panel decided to award this prize to Jim Smith, as he was the first Scottish comedian to have his solo show filmed, produced and recorded by BBC Scotland and subsequently became the first ever Scottish comedian to have a full hour of live stand-up broadcast on primetime Scottish terrestrial TV before Hogmanay.
Chris Broomfield (AKA The Ram)
The judges say: "For over a decade, Chris Broomfield stuffed his hand in his wallet and lovingly nurtured Glasgow's oldest running comedy night, Comedy @ The State Bar. It was there in that tiny basement where many of Glasgow's new aspiring comics got their first gig at a weekend alongside pro comedians. Many of those pro comics having had their first gigs alongside Chris and they happily return to The State to perform in its intimate warm atmosphere."
More information about the Scottish Comedy Awards, including pie charts revealing how the industry voted, can be found via the Scottish Comedy Awards website