Rhod and Tim triumph at Chortles
Rhod Gilbert and Tim Minchin were the big winners at the Chortle Awards, sponsored by FremantleMedia Enterprises, on Tuesday night, scooping two prizes each.
Gilbert was named best headliner and comics’ comic; while musical Australian Minchin won best sketch, variety, and character act, while his show Ready For This? won best show.
And in the venue awards, Soho Theatre was named the best large venue in London – breaking the Comedy Store’s seven-year domination of the category by just one vote.
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The full list of winners is:
PIAS Comedy Award for best newcomer (sponsored by leading independent comedy label PIAS Comedy)
Award for innovation
Robin Ince for Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People
Scotland: Stand, Edinburgh
The North: XS Malarkey, Manchester
Midlands and The East: Glee, Birmingham
Wales and The West: Glee, Cardiff
The South: Komedia, Brighton
London large venue: Soho Theatre
London small venue: Porthole Comedy Club, Kilburn
Sketch, variety or character act
Award for artistic integrity
Best off-stage contribution
Michael Legge for his blog
FremantleMedia Enterprises award for best headliner
Best full show
Tim Minchin: Ready For This
Best theatre show
Russell Howard: Dingledodies
Best use of stand-up on TV or radio
Live At The Apollo
Dara O Briain
Outstanding contribution to comedy
The Just A Minute team
Here is the footage from the night:
Posted: 24 Feb 2009