Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

Monday 11th January 2021, 11:57am

  • The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 have been revealed
  • Vote now to help name the best TV and radio shows
Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020.

The TV and radio programmes shortlisted for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 have been revealed.

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

The shortlists were compiled from a public vote involving every new British comedy TV and radio programme broadcast last year. Running over the past ten days, tens of thousands of votes were cast to whittle down all 357 nominees to just six in each category.

The final round of voting is now open, and will run until the end of Sunday 24th January. The winners will be determined entirely by the public vote, with no jury, weighting, or other mechanism involved.

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

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Best New TV Sitcom

The Duchess. Katherine (Katherine Ryan). Copyright: Netflix.The Duchess

King Gary. Image shows from L to R: Teddy King (Riley Burgin), Terri King (Laura Checkley), Gary King (Tom Davis), Denise King (Camille Coduri), Big Gary King (Simon Day). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions.King Gary

Mandy. Mandy (Diane Morgan).Mandy

Meet The Richardsons. Image shows from L to R: Jon (Jon Richardson), Lucy (Lucy Beaumont).Meet The Richardsons

Staged. Image shows from L to R: David (David Tennant), Michael (Michael Sheen). Copyright: BBC / Simon Ridgeway.Staged

Truth Seekers. Image shows from L to R: Astrid (Emma D'Arcy), Gus (Nick Frost), Elton (Samson Kayo).Truth Seekers

Best Returning TV Sitcom

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

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Adam (Simon Bird), Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal).Friday Night Dinner

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Robin (Laurence Rickard), Humphrey (Laurence Rickard), Mary (Katy Wix), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Julian (Simon Farnaby). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.Ghosts

The Goes Wrong Show. Image shows from L to R: Chris (Henry Shields), Robert (Henry Lewis).The Goes Wrong Show

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

This Country. Image shows from L to R: Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper), Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper). Copyright: BBC.This Country

Best Radio Sitcom

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

Fags, Mags And Bags. Image shows from L to R: Sanjay (Omar Raza), Ramesh (Sanjeev Kohli), Dave (Donald Mcleary), Alok (Susheel Kumar). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.Fags, Mags And Bags

Michael Spicer.Michael Spicer: Before Next Door

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

Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!. Milton (Milton Jones). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!

Best TV Sketch Show

The Emily Atack Show. Emily Atack. Copyright: Monkey Kingdom.The Emily Atack Show

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

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

Limmy's Homemade Show. Brian Limond.Limmy's Homemade Show

Spitting Image. Copyright: Avalon Television.Spitting Image

The Stand Up Sketch Show.The Stand Up Sketch Show

Best Radio Sketch Show

Vanity Fair. Al Murray. Copyright: BBC.Al Murray: Totally Out Of Character

Austentatious. Image shows from L to R: Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Austentatious.Austentatious

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

Down The Line. Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas). Copyright: Down The Line Productions.Down The Line

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015. Lenny Henry. Copyright: BBC.The Lenny Henry Show

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

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Jimmy Carr.The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

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

Colin Murray.Fighting Talk

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

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

The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman.The News Quiz

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

Best TV Entertainment Show

Photograph by Scarlett Stephenson-Connolly. Billy Connolly. Copyright: Indigo Productions.Billy Connolly: It's Been A Pleasure

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Matt Holyoak.Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe

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

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

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

Best Radio Entertainment Show

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Tim Brooke-Taylor. Copyright: BBC.47 Years Without A Clue: A Tribute To Tim Brooke-Taylor

Roy Hudd.Celebrating The Life Of Roy Hudd

Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC.Joe Lycett's Obsessions

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

The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Copyright: BBC.The Now Show

Best TV Comedy Drama

Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: Pete Gifford (John Thomson), Karen Marsden (Hermione Norris), David Marsden (Robert Bathurst), Jenny Gifford (Fay Ripley), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt).Cold Feet

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

Last Tango In Halifax. Image shows from L to R: Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), Celia (Anne Reid), Alan (Derek Jacobi), Gillian (Nicola Walker). Copyright: Red Production Company.Last Tango In Halifax

Sex Education. Image shows from L to R: Eric Effiong (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 24th January 2020. Vote now

This is the 15th 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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