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The British Comedy Awards

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

British Comedy Awards 2013

Jonathan Ross hosts The British Comedy Awards, live from London. Nominees include Miranda Hart, James Corden and Jo Brand.

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Best Sketch Show: Harry & Paul

Best TV Comedy Actor: Jack Whitehall

Best Comedy Panel Show: Would I Lie To You?

Best Female TV Comic: Nina Conti

Best TV Comedy Actress: Miranda Hart

Best Male TV Comic: Lee Mack

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist: Adam Hills

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Alan Carr

Best Sitcom: Getting On

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme: The Graham Norton Show

Best New Comedy Programme: Plebs

The British Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award: Steve Coogan

The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award: Paul Whitehouse

The Award for International Achievement: Will Ferrell

King Or Queen Of Comedy Award: Jack Whitehall

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th December 2013
Channel 4
120 minutes


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