Vote in the 2016 Chortle Awards
Joseph Morpurgo is the frontrunner in this year's Chortle Awards, with three individual nominations.
He is up for best show, breakthrough act, and the innovation award.
Acts with two nominations apiece are Peter Kay (for the Phoenix Nights live show and Car Share); Mark Steel (best show and radio award); Lolly Adefope (best newcomer and character improv and sketch show); Spencer Jones (breakthrough and music and variety) and sketch trio Daphne (breakthrough and sketch). There are also several comics who are regulars with both Weirdos and Comedians' Cinema Club, both shortlisted in the music and variety section.
Many of the up-and-coming comedians also created a short Christmas film for Sky Arts – a series which is also up for the TV award.
Voting will be open from now until 5pm on February 21; and the awards themselves will be presented at a ceremony in London on March 22.
The full list of Chortle Award 2016 nominees are:
Music and variety award
Character, improv or sketch act
Inside No 9
Peter Kay's Car Share
Sky Arts' Christmas comedy shorts
Book and publishing awardBridget Christie: A Book For Her
Limmy's Daft Wee Stories
Off The Mic, by Deborah Frances White and Marsha Shandur
Standard Issue website
Award for innovation
Event of the year
Published: 12 Feb 2016