British Comedy Awards Nominations


This year’s British Comedy Awards return to Channel 4 for a live broadcast at 9pm on Thursday, 12th December. Host Jonathan Ross will oversee the cream of British comedy celebrating the funniest programmes and personalities of 2013.

The Last Leg and its host Adam Hills has leapt to the fore with three nominations, a feat it shares with NHS sitcom Getting On ,whose stars Jo Brand and Vicki Pepperdine have both received award nods. Bake Off punsters Mel and Sue are also jointly up for Best Female TV Comics while Horrible Histories battles the likes of Psychobitches in the Best Sketch Show category. And of course, Graham and Alan, the titans of the chat show, will clash in formidable style in the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme category.

There will also be three special awards given out on the night; The British Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award, The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award and the award for International Achievement.


Best Comedy Panel Show
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
A League of Their Own
Have I Got News For You
Would I Lie To You

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Saturday Night Takeaway
The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg

Best Sketch Show
Harry & Paul
Horrible Histories
It’s Kevin

Best Sitcom
Bad Education
Count Arthur Strong
Getting On
Peep Show

Best New Comedy Programme
Count Arthur Strong

Best Male TV Comic
David Mitchell – Would I Lie To You
James Corden – A League of Their Own
Jon Richardson – 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Lee Mack – Would I Lie To You

Best Female TV Comic
Miranda Hart – Room 101
Nina Conti – Live At The Apollo
Sarah Millican – The Sarah Millican Television Programme
Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc – The Great British Bake Off

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
Alan Carr – Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Ant & Dec – Saturday Night Takeaway
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
Jonny Sweet – Chickens
Steve Delaney – Count Arthur Strong
Tom Basden – Plebs

Best TV Comedy Actor
David Mitchell – Peep Show
Greg Davies – Cuckoo
Jack Whitehall – Fresh Meat
Kevin Eldon – It’s Kevin

Best TV Comedy Actress
Jo Brand – Getting On
Miranda Hart – Miranda
Vicki Pepperdine – Getting On
Zawe Ashton – Fresh Meat

The British Comedy Awards are live on Channel 4, Thursday, 12th December at 9pm.