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The National Comedy Awards

The National Comedy Awards

  • TV factual
  • Channel 4
  • 2022 - 2023
  • 2 episodes

A new awards programme recognising the best across British comedy. Features Tom Allen.

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The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer at least had the advantage of being in a good cause and not being subject to BBC editorial panic about participants swearing or attacking the government. Most speeches included unbleeped expletives.

But whereas stars who hadn't been nominated dudn't turn up for the BAFTAs, the problem here was that celebs who got a nod and even a gong didn't show. Ricky Gervais won two prizes for After Life but didn't collect them, either because he was busy or because of large numbers of guests saying the Roundhouse wouldn't be a "space space" for them if he did.

Comedy's historically dominant gene pool - Gervais, Greg Daves, Lee Mack - also stormed the Channel 4 show from the industry votes, though balance was provided by "lifetime" or "breakthrough" prizes added by the organisers, although Mo Gilligan, in LA, couldn't pick up his.

Another shot at daner was the final music act, Jordan Gray, although she did not strip nake and play the piano with her penis, as during the Saturday Night Live one-off revival last year. C4 will have been disappointed it didn't happen again, while the [o]BBC[/c] would be appalled if it ever did.

Remote Controller, Private Eye, 1st March 2023

Joe Lycett and Mo Gilligan to receive special National Comedy Awards

Joe Lycett and Mo Gilligan will receive special awards at The National Comedy Awards 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 17th February 2023

National Comedy Awards 2023 results

Results have been announced for the second annual National Comedy Awards, broadcast live on Channel 4.

British Comedy Guide, 17th February 2023

The National Comedy Awards to return to Channel 4 in 2023

The National Comedy Awards are returning to Channel 4 in 2023. Hosted again by Tom Allen, this time they will be broadcast live. Longlist voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 19th December 2022

Katherine Ryan divides fans after defending Jimmy Carr

"I think it's important we protect that genre even if people get offended by it," she said.

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 6th March 2022

National Comedy Awards 2021 winners

The results of the National Comedy Awards 2021 have been revealed, ahead of Saturday's TV broadcast.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd March 2022

Voting reopens on National Comedy Awards

Voting has reopened for the new National Comedy Awards.

Chortle, 21st February 2022

C4's new National Comedy Awards postponed

The brand new National Comedy Awards, due to take place next week, has been postponed amidst coronavirus worries and the emergence of the omicron variant.

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2021

National Comedy Awards launched by Channel 4

Channel 4 has launched The National Comedy Awards, revealing a longlist featuring many TV shows and comedians.

British Comedy Guide, 12th October 2021

Channel 4 announces National Comedy Awards

Channel 4 has announced the launch of the brand new, annual National Comedy Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 25th August 2020

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