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The British Comedy Awards

The British Comedy Awards

  • TV factual
  • ITV1 / Channel 4
  • 1990 - 2014
  • 25 episodes

Britain's premier comedy awards for almost 25 years, honouring the very best in the business. Features Jonathan Ross.

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Nomination Show 2012

In this comedy extravaganza Channel 4 will reveal which of Britain's funniest men and women have been nominated for the 2012 British Comedy Awards.

Further details

Packed with the classic moments in comedy, exclusive interviews with the UK's most popular comedians, it's a celebration of the year in comedy and an insight into who may be picking up the coveted awards at the ceremony which will air live on Channel 4 on Dec 12th.

Tune in to find out: Who's going head-to-head to win Best Sketch Show? Will Harry Hill be nominated for an award for the 7th year running? Who'll be competing to be crowned 2012 King or Queen of Comedy? Plus, some of the biggest names in comedy reveal who they've loved this year and who they think will win. And if that wasn't enough, they'll be some clips from the best shows that have been on telly in the last 12 months.

The British Comedy Awards current Queen of Comedy Sarah Millican is bombarded with praise from her peers. Sarah, who is nominated for the Queen of Comedy accolade again this year, is described by Jack Whitehall as "the funniest lady on TV". Jo Brand adds "Behind that rather sweet and charming exterior, there's a heart of darkness banging out filth and jokes that take your breath away".

Graham Norton heaps praise on his fellow chat show host Alan Carr. Both The Graham Norton Show and Alan Carr: Chatty Man are nominated in the British Comedy Awards, Best Comedy Entertainment Programme category. Graham talks warmly of his rival saying "You know you're going to enjoy yourself if you watch Alan, you can relax. It never feels stiff, it never feels false" adding "Alan's a lovely host, the guests like him".

Talking of his own show, Graham says "the best thing about doing a chat show is that it's never really about you, it's always about the guests". He also confesses that one of his personal favourite shows to host was with guests, Greg Davis and Miriam Margolyes, adding "put Miriam Margolyes, in any show and it would be one of my favourites".

Graham Norton would award Charlie Brooker as his Best Comedy Entertainment Personality. Graham, who is nominated himself in this category, declares "Best Entertainment Personality is a way of describing people who are funny but have no real material, or don't really do stand-up. If somebody tells me I have the best entertainment personality, I'll be delighted to accept that honour. I'd give it to Charlie Brooker. If it was in my power I'd give it to him".

Broadcast details

Sunday 2nd December 2012
Channel 4
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 8th December 2012 12:10am C4

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Micky Flanagan Self
Jessica Hynes Self
Dan Skinner (as Angelos Epithemiou) Self
Graham Norton Self
Kayvan Novak Self
Tom Hollander Self
Olivia Colman Self
Sharon Horgan Self
Hugh Bonneville Self
Will Smith Self
Miles Jupp Self
Mathew Baynton Self
Jack Whitehall Self
Seb Cardinal Self
Dustin Demri-Burns Self
Terry Mynott Self
Sean Lock Self
Lee Mack Self
Rufus Jones Self
Jo Brand Self
Andi Osho Self
Sarah Millican Narrator
Writing team
Gary Delaney Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Sean Doherty Director
Zoe Cook Producer
Sean Doherty Producer
Murray Boland Executive Producer
Danielle Lux Executive Producer
Simon Hornbrook Editor
Darren Stone Composer

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