News: Chortle Awards 2017 - Results

Romesh Ranganathan, Fleabag and I’m A Celebrity’s Joel Dommett are the big winners of this year's Chortle Comedy Awards.
 
Ranganathan took the best tour award for Irrational, though he was pipped at the post for best TV comedian by Richard Ayoade, presenter of Channel 4’s Travel Man.
 
Fleabag was named best TV comedy, while Dave’s Taskmaster, featuring Greg Davies and Alex Horne, took home the TV entertainment prize.
 
In the TV actor category, where all nominees were women, Olivia Colman triumphed for her roles in Fleabag and C4’s Flowers.
 
Bridget Christie won best live show for her stand-up performance, Because You Demanded It, inspired by her anger at the Brexit vote.
 
Dommett won the breakthrough award, while other winners include Sara Pascoe, for her book Animal, Adam Buxton, for his podcast, and Elis James and John Robins for their Radio X show.
  
Special awards went to Noel Faulkner, the owner of the Comedy Cafe in East London which has been forced to close its doors after 26 years because of eye-watering rent hikes; and Comedians’ Boxing, the huge community event in Blyth, Northumberland, organised by stand-up Kai Humphries and his brother Gav, which raised money for local cancer-stricken toddler Kian Musgrove.
 
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd took the comedians’ comedian award, voted on by his peers.
 
The event was held at Up The Creek Comedy Club, hosted by Clive Anderson. 
 
Winners were picked via an online poll of 6,000 comedy fans, after shortlists were drawn up by a panel of critics and independent comedy industry experts.
 
The full list of winners is:
 
Best newcomer
Tom Ward
 
Best compere
Justin Moorhouse
 
Breakthrough act
Joel Dommett
 
Club comedian
Carl Donnelly
 
Variety and character award
Lolly Adefope
 
Best show
Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It
 
Best tour
Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational
 
Best TV comedy
Fleabag
 
Best TV comedy entertainment
Taskmaster
 
Best TV actor
Olivia Colman
 
Best TV comedian
Richard Ayoade
 
Radio award
Elis James and John Robins
 
Book award
Animal by Sara Pascoe
 
Internet award
Adam Buxton podcast
 
Comedians’ comedian 
Richard Gadd
 
Offstage contribution
Noel Faulkner
 
Event Of The Year
Comedians’ Boxing
 
 

 

 

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