Comedies in the running for ARIAS radio awards

Thursday 16th January 2020, 8:55am

Frank Skinner.

A number of comedies and comedians are in the running for the ARIAS 2020 awards.

The Audio & Radio Industry Awards, run by the Radio Academy, were previously known as the Sony Awards and are the most prestigious awards in the British radio industry.

The nominees for Funniest Show are...

Image shows from L to R: John Robins, Elis James. Copyright: BBC.

Elis James and John Robins for their BBC Radio 5 live show

James Veitch's Contractual Obligation. James Veitch. Copyright: BBC.

James Veitch's Contractual Obligation (BBC Radio 4)

People Just Do Nothing. Image shows from L to R: Decoy (Daniel Sylvester Woolford), Fantasy (Marvin Jay Alvarez), Beats (Hugo Chegwin), Grindah (Allan Mustafa), Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry), Steves (Steve Stamp). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Kurupt FM for Audible

Our Friend Victoria. Daniel Rigby. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

ReincarNathan (BBC Radio 4)

Shagged Married Annoyed. Image shows from L to R: Rosie Ramsey, Chris Ramsey.

Shagged Married Annoyed, presented by Chris Ramsey and Rosie Ramsey

Dave Berry.

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio

Elsewhere in the nominations list, ReincarNathan is also up for Best Fictional Storytelling. Comedian Jacob Hawley is nominated for Best New Presenter for his BBC Sounds show Jacob Hawley: On Drugs; Frank Skinner (pictured) and Iain Lee are amongst those shortlisted for Best Speech Presenter; and My Dad Wrote A Porno has been picked in the Best Independent Podcast category.

The results will be announced on Wednesday 4th March at the London Palladium at a ceremony hosted by Greg James. The full list of nominations can be viewed on

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