Chortle Awards 2015: Venue and club winners
The regional winners of the venue and club categories of the Chortle Awards have been announced today – as we also reveal the host of Monday’s ceremony.
Our awards will be hosted by Clive Anderson, the former lawyer, Whose Line Is It Anyway? chairman and BBC One and Channel 4 chat show host, who now presents both Loose Ends and legal discussion programme Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4.
Other celebrities will be on hand on the day to give out awards for the comedians and shows chosen by Chortle readers from shortlists compiled by industry experts.
Almost 8,500 people voted for their favourite comedians and shows, and another 5,000 for their favourite venues and clubs.
National club and venue winners will be unveiled on Monday, but the regional winners are:
Best large venue: 99 Club Leicester Square
Best small club: Angel Comedy Club
Best club night: Joke Thieves, Kings Head, Crouch End
Best large venue: Blyth Punch Drunk
Best small club: Manchester XS Malarkey
Best club night: Beat The Frog, Frog & Bucket, Manchester
Best large venue: Brighton Komedia
Best small club: Redhill Comedy Cottage
Best club night: Bent Double, Brighton
MIDLANDS & THE EAST
Best large venue: Birmingham Glee
Best small club: Comedy Cow, Milton Keynes
Best club night: Comedy Carousel at the Birmingham Glee Club
WALES & WEST
Best large venue: Bath Komedia
Best small club: Cardiff Buffalo Bar
Best club night: There were insufficient votes to declare a winner in this category
Best large venue: Edinburgh Stand
Best small club: Dead Sheep, Glasgow
Best club night: Red Raw, Glasgow Stand
And here is a reminder of the rest of the nominees:
Character, improv or sketch act: Funz And Gamez, Gein’s Family Gift Shop, Marcel Lucont and Steen Raskopoulos.
TV Award, sponsored by Sue Terry Voices: Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos, Inside No 9, Toast Of London and Uncle
Published: 10 Mar 2015