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X Factor's Jedward up for comedy award

Who said 'cynical publicity stunt'?

X-Factor twins Jedwards, Top Gear host Richard Hammond and Chris Moyles sidekick 'Comedy' Dave Vitty are all up for accolades in the most random of comedy awards: the Loaded Laftas.

The lads’ mag also has Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh competing for best double act, as well as categories for ‘funniest Twitterer’ and ‘funniest radio sidekick’.

But actual comedians also get a look-in, with Michael McIntyre leading the nominations.

He’s up four categories for Funniest Man, TV show, DVD and stand-up.  Harry Hill is contending the first two categories, adding to the tally of awards which has them as rival nominees.

The winners are decided by readers of Loaded magazine,with the polls running from today until January 20, and the awards will be given out in London on January 27.

Loaded Editor Martin Daubney said: ‘The list of nominations shows how incredibly diverse British comedy has become, across live stand up, television, radio and film - and it’s always good to see that the American sense of humour works so well this side of the pond.’

The full list of nominees is:

Funniest Man
Dara O Briain
Justin Lee Collins
Harry Hill
Russell Howard
Michael McIntyre

Funniest Woman
Jo Brand
Katy Brand
Jo Caulfield
Sarah Silverman
Isy Suttie

Funniest Show On TV
Benidorm
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
Peep Show
The Inbetweeners

Funniest Comedy Panel Show
8 Out Of 10 Cats
Have I Got News For You
Mock The Week
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Shooting Stars

Funniest Film
Bruno
In the Loop
The Hangover
Role Models
Zombieland

Best Stand-Up
Bill Bailey
Rob Brydon
Jimmy Carr
Jason Manford
Michael McIntyre

Funniest Double Act
Adam & Joe
Jedward
Armstrong & Miller
Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Funniest Podcast
Adam & Joe
Chris Moyles
Frankie Boyle
Rhod Gilbert
Richard Herring

Funniest Radio Sidekick
Aled Jones (Radio 1 breakfast)
Beccy Huxtable (Radio 1 Drivetime)
Brian Murphy (Absolute Radio Breakfast)
'Comedy' Dave Vitty (Radio 1 breakfast)
Charlie Hedges (Kiss FM breakfast)

Funniest TV Personality
Alan Carr
Richard Hammond
Graham Norton
Paul O’Grady
Jonathan Ross

Funniest Twitterer
Richard Bacon
James Buckley
Stephen Fry
Jonathan Ross
Philip Schofield

Funniest DVD
Jimmy Carr - Telling Jokes
Rhod Gilbert And The Award Winning Mince Pie
Russell Howard – Dingledodies
Eddie Izzard Live Stripped
Michael McIntyre Live 2009

Funniest Newspaper Columnist
Charlie Brooker, The Guardian
Jeremy Clarkson, The Sun
AA Gill, The Times
Joe Mott, Daily Star Sunday
Gordon Smart, The Sun

Posted: 2 Dec 2009

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