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:
Variety and character award
Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It
Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational
Best TV comedy
Best TV comedy entertainment
Best TV actor
Best TV comedian
Elis James and John Robins
Animal by Sara Pascoe
Adam Buxton podcast
Event Of The Year