News: Chortle Awards Nominations

This year's Chortle Awards nominations have been announced. Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014 Panel Prize winners Funz & Gamez lead the pack with four nominations. The full list of nominees is as follows:






Best Newcomer

Alex Edelman, Dane Baptiste, Gein’s Family Gift Shop, Phil Jerrod and Steen Raskopoulos


Breakthrough Act

James Acaster, Luisa Omielan, Nish Kumar, Phil Ellis


Club Comic 

Carl Donnelly, Jeff Innocent, Katherine Ryan, Martin Mor


Best Compere

Ed Gamble, John Robins, Mark Olver, Zoe Lyons, Nish Kumar


Music and Variety Award

Jess Robinson and Kirsty Newton for Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice, Margaret Thatcher: Queen Of Soho, Nick Helm, Nick Mohammed for Dracula! (Mr Swallow: The Musical).


Character, improv or sketch act

Funz And Gamez, Gein’s Family Gift Shop, Marcel Lucont and Steen Raskopoulos.


Best Show

Funz And Gamez, James Acaster: Recognise, Kim Noble: You Are Not Alone, Luisa Omeilan: Am I Right Ladies? and Simon Amstell: To Be Free


Best Tour

Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her/An Ungrateful Woman double bill; Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes; Mark Thomas: Cuckooed and Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model


Internet Award

Comedian’s Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith, QI’s No Such Thing As A Fish, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, and The Political Party with Matt Forde


Radio Award

Bridget Christie Minds The Gap; Elis James & John Robins on XFM; Susan Calman is Convicted and Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly At Odds With The Universe


TV Award

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Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos, Inside No 9, Toast Of London and Uncle


Award For Innovation

Alex Horne for Monsieur Butterfly, Funz And Gamez, and Kim Noble for You’re Not Alone.


Best DVD

Harry Hill for Sausage Time; Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five To Go; Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 3 and The Trip to Italy.


Book Award

Ayoade on Ayoade, Hopeful by Omid Djalili, My Prefect Cousin: A Biography of Paul Hamilton by Kevin Eldon and Francesca Martinez: What The **** Is Normal.


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