The British Comedy Awards. Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.

The British Comedy Awards

Channel 4 and ITV factual. 25 episodes, 1990 - 2014. Features Jonathan Ross.

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1990

The very first awards were presented by Michael Parkinson, broadcast live from the London Palladium.

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2000

In 2000, Sky TV got in on the act, broadcasting a show to accompany the ITV broadcast by featuring behind-the-scenes footage.

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The British Comedy Awards. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.

2006

In 2006, in advance of the ceremony, ITV presented a show called The Comedy Awards: 16 Dangerous Years

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The British Comedy Awards. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.

2007

The Comedy Awards were in crisis in 2007 as it was revealed in the press that the phone votes during 2005 were not all counted. The ceremony went ahead but ITV opted not to broadcast it on television.

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The British Comedy Awards. Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.

2010 (2011)

The awards moved to Channel 4, with the network bringing in the idea of announcing the nominations via a TV show too. Confusingly, in this year the awards were held at the O2 Indigo in January so were in some places were incorrectly labelled as 'The British Comedy Awards 2011'.

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The British Comedy Awards. Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.

2014

2014's awards were the first not to be broadcast live. They were recorded a day before transmission.

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