Award 2017 nominees announced

Comedy Awards

The nominations for this year’s Awards have been announced, with shows like Car Share, Horrible Histories and QI among the candidates.

Held by the British Comedy Guide, the shortlist was selected by the public from a longlist of all the TV and radio comedies broadcast across the year. Since the British Comedy Awards are no longer running, the Awards are the only comedy awards devoted to TV and radio comedy currently going.

The nominations are:

Best New TV Sitcom

  • Back
  • GameFace
  • Quacks
  • This Country
  • Tim Vine Travels Through Time
  • White Gold

Best Returning TV Sitcom

  • Car Share
  • Catastrophe
  • Detectorists
  • Man Down
  • Red Dwarf
  • The League of Gentlemen

Best Radio Sitcom

  • Anansi Boys
  • Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show!
  • Ed Reardon’s Week
  • Fags, Mags and Bags
  • John Finnemore’s Double Acts
  • Tim Vine Travels in Time

Best TV Sketch Show

  • French and Saunders
  • Horrible Histories
  • The Keith & Paddy Picture Show
  • Tracey Breaks the News
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show
  • Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out

Best Radio Sketch Show

  • Austentatious
  • Dead Ringers
  • Harry and Paul Present…
  • John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme
  • Kevin Eldon Will See You Now
  • Newsjack

Best TV Panel Show

  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
  • Have I Got News for You
  • Mock the Week
  • QI
  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
  • Would I Lie to You?

Best Radio Panel Show

  • Fighting Talk
  • I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue
  • Just a Minute
  • The Museum of Curiosity
  • The News Quiz
  • The Unbelievable Truth

Best TV Entertainment Show

  • Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish
  • Frankie Boyle’s New World Order
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
  • Taskmaster
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • The Last Leg

Best Radio Entertainment Show

  • Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar
  • Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers
  • Keep Calman Carry On
  • Mark Steel’s in Town
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage
  • The Now Show

Best TV Comedy Drama

  • Cold Feet
  • Doc Martin
  • Eric, Ernie and Me
  • Inside No. 9
  • Murder on the Blackpool Express
  • No Offence

Comedy of the Year

  • All the shows listed above.

You can vote on the website, with votes closing at 23.59 on 27th January.