Peter Kay has been named the funniest stand-up by readers of FHM magazine.
The comic has barely performed live in the past year, but he still attracted more than half of all votes in the lads’ mag’s annual comedy poll – three times as many as nearest rival Ricky Gervais.
Gervais, however, did triumph in the best stand-up DVD category, with twice as many votes as second-placed Richard Pryor, Live in Concert.
Gervais said: ‘I’m really chuffed with this. I’ve won just about every award and poll going for the last few years for The Office, but not one for my stand-up.
‘I’m a relative newcomer to the live comedy scene, and I think this is encouraging.’
Little Britain was, predictably, the best TV show with Anchorman the funniest film.
Chris Rock was voted ‘funniest foreigner’ ahead of Scrubs’ Zach Branff and stand-up Dara O’Briain.
The full results, compiled from 12,000 online votes, are
Best TV comedy
- Little Britain
- The Mighty Boosh
- Bo’ Selecta!
Best stand-up DVD
- Ricky Gervais: Politics
- Richard Pyror: Live In Concert
- Jimmy Carr Live
- Al Murray The Pub Landord: And A Glass Of White Wine For The Lady
- Ross Noble: Unrealtime
- Meet The Fockers
- Wedding Crashers
- Napoleon Dynamite
- League Of Gentlemen: Apocalypse
- Chris Moyles
- Ricky Gervais
- Jonathan Ross
- Johnny Vaughan
- Scott Mills
- Ben Stiller
- Will Ferrell
- Jack Black
- Owen Wilson
- Adam Sandler
- Andy & Lou (Little Britain)
- Andy Millman (Extras)
- The Bear (Bo’ Selecta!)
- Dafydd Thomas (Little Britain)
- Vince Noir Rock Star (The Mighty Boosh)
Funniest TV host
November’s edition of FHM, with full details of their comedy awards, is on sale now.