Bridget does the double at the Chortles
Bridget Christie was a double award-winner at the Chortle Awards tonight.
She scooped best show for her feminism-themed hour A Bic For Her, and the radio award for her Radio 4 show Bridget Christie Minds The Gap.
There were gongs, too, for Richard Herring, Austentatious, Radio 4 favourites The Horne Section, Paul Sinha – known as one of the Chasers on ITV’s The Chase – and Ed Gamble, who has just been announced as the star of a new BBC America sitcom Almost Royal.
More than 9,000 comedy fans voted on shortlists that were drawn up by a panel of critics.
For more details of the awards, now in their 14th year, visit www.chortle.co.uk
THE RESULTS IN FULL:
Best newcomer: Sofie Hagen
Best Compere: Ed Gamble
Breakthrough act, sponsored by Time Out: Sara Pascoe
Club comic: Paul Sinha
Character, improv or sketch act: Austentatious
Music and variety award: The Horne Section
Internet Award: Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
Best DVD: Simon Amstell: Live At The BBC
Best show: Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her
Industry Award: Chris Evans from Go Faster Stripe
Best tour: Micky Flanagan: Back In The Game
Radio Award: Bridget Christie Minds The Gap
TV Award: Fresh Meat
Also nominated: The Alternative Comedy Experience, Badults, Toast Of London
Scotland: Edinburgh Stand
The North: XS Malarkey, Manchester
Wales and the West: Cardiff Glee Club
Midlands and the East: Birmingham Glee Club
The South: Brighton Komedia
London large venue: Soho Theatre
London club: 99 Club Leicester Square
Published: 26 Mar 2014