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Chortle Award nominees 2014

Chortle Award nominees 2014

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John Kearns and Bo Burnham lead this year’s Chortle Award shortlist with three nominations apiece.

Kearns, who won the best newcomer prize at Edinburgh last year, is now nominated for best show, breakthrough act and best character, sketch or improv act.

Meanwhile Burnham’s show What has earned him nominations for best tour, best DVD and the music and variety award.

There are also double nominations for Bridget Christie, Mark Thomas, Comedy Central’s Alternative Comedy Experience and Ed Gamble.

The Chortle Awards, with ALCATEL ONETOUCH and Universal Pictures (UK), will be handed out at a London ceremony on March 26, hosted by Arthur Smith.

Shortlists have been drawn up by an independent panel of critics – with the final victor chosen by public vote. The polls have opened now and close at midnight next Tuesday night, March 4.

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The full list of nominees is below:

Best newcomer

Jonny Pelham
Pierre Novellie
Sofie Hagen
Tim Renkow

Breakthrough act, sponsored by Time Out

John Kearns
Katherine Ryan
Romesh Ranganathan
Sara Pascoe

Club comic

Ed Gamble
Elis James
Felicity Ward
Paul Sinha

Best Compere

Barry Ferns
Ed Gamble
Joe Heenan
Ray Peacock

Character, improv or sketch act

Austentatious
Brian Gittins
John Kearns
Marcel Lucont

Music and variety award

Bo Burnham
The Horne Section
Noise Next Door
Rachel Parris

Best show

Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her
John Kearns: Sight Gags For Perverts
Louis CK
Mark Thomas: 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent

Best tour

Barry Humphries: Dame Edna’s Farewell Tour
Bo Burnham: What
Harry Hill: Sausage Time
Micky Flanagan: Back In The Game

Best DVD

The Alternative Comedy Experience
Bo Burnham: What
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex
Simon Amstell: Live At The BBC

TV Award

Alternative Comedy Experience
Badults
Fresh Meat
Toast Of London

Radio Award

Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro
Bridget Christie Minds The Gap
Mark Steel's In Town
Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies

Internet Award

Alex Horne Breaks The News
Comedians’ Comedian podcast
Netflix
Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Posted: 25 Feb 2014

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