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Kitson's Big 4

Daniel triumphs at Chortle Awards

Daniel Kitson has swept the board at the Chortle Awards, winning a total of four accolades.

He was named both People’s Choice and Comics’ Comic, as well as taking home the prizes for best headliner and best full-length show, for his 2005 Edinburgh offering.

Stewart Lee, who was also in the running for best headliner and show, was awarded with the first award for outstanding contribution to comedy.

Justin Edwards won the character, sketch and variety award for the second time for his dypsomanic children's entertainer, Jeremy Lion

The full list of winners, as announced by Robin Ince at central London's Storm Nightclub, former home of the Comedy Store, is:

Best headliner
Daniel Kitson

Nominees: Alan Carr, Stewart Lee

Best compere
Russell Howard

Nominees: Alfie Joey, Andrew Maxwell

Best breakthrough act
Jason Manford

Nominees: Hal Cruttenden, Josie Long

Best newcomer
James Branch

Nominees: Lee Bannard, Sarah Millican

Best sketch, variety or character act
Justin Edwards as Jeremy Lion

Nominees: Tim Minchin, We Are Klang (Greg Davies, Steve Hall, Marek Larwood)

Best full-length solo show
Daniel Kitson’s Edinburgh stand-up show

Nominees: Stewart Lee: 90s Comedian, Tim Minchin: Dark Side

Award For Innovation
Robin Ince's Book Club

Best Off-Stage Contribution
Malcolm Hay, comedy editor of Time Out

People's Choice
Daniel Kitson

Comics' Comic
Daniel Kitson

Venue Awards

Scotland: The Pleasance
The North: Funny Magnet, Middlesbrough
Midlands and East: The Funhouse, Derby
Wales and the West: Glee Club, Cardiff
South: Komedia, Brighton
London small: Outside The Box, Kingston
London large: The Comedy Store

Presenters of awards included Stewart Lee, Dave Gorman and Makosi from Big Brother.

Posted: 21 Mar 2006

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