Kings of clubs | Chortle award venue winners announced

Kings of clubs

Chortle award venue winners announced

London's 99 Club, Brighton's Komedia and The Stand in Edinburgh have all scooped double accolades at the Chortle Awards.

And new London venue The Bill Murray, which opened after a crowdfunding drive from the Angel Comedy Club raised almost £50,0000, also won the prize for best small venue in the capital.

The venue and club awards have been announced this morning, before the winning comedians and shows are unveiled tonight, Clive Anderson will host the ceremony at Up The Creek comedy club, and results will be revealed via a live blog on this website.

2017's venue and club winners are:


Best large club/venue: 99 Club Leicester Square
Best small club/venue: The Bill Murray
Best club night: 99 Club Ku Bar (new material night)


Best venue: Frog & Bucket, Manchester
Best club: XS Malarkey, Manchester


Best venue: The Glee, Cardiff
Best club: Buffalo Comedy Club, Cardiff


Best venue: Komedia Brighton
Best club: Bent Double, Brighton


Best venue: Birmingham Glee
Best club: No winner. Insufficient votes cast


Best venue: The Stand, Edinburgh
Best club: Red Raw, Edinburgh

Winners were picked via an online poll of 6,000 comedy fans,

The nominees for the other categories are:

Best newcomer
Jayde Adams, Tom Ward, Sophie Willan, Bilal Zafar
Best compere
Laura Lexx, Justin Moorhouse, David Morgan, Kiri Pritchard McLean
Breakthrough act
Joel Dommett, Scott Gibson, Tez Ilyas, Suzi Ruffell
Club comedian
Carl Donnelly, Carey Marx, Phil Nichol, Pierre Novellie
Variety and character award
Lolly Adefope, Spencer Jones, Nick Mohammed for Mr Swallow, Emma Sidi
Best show
David Baddiel: My Family Not The Sitcom, Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It, Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do, Kieran Hodgson: Maestro, Stewart Lee: Content Provider
Best tour
Billy Connolly: High Horse, Mark Thomas: The Red Shed, Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational, Reeves & Mortimer: Poignant Moments
Best TV comedy
Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, Fleabag, Mum, People Just Do Nothing
Best TV comedy entertainment
Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Taskmaster
Best TV actor
Olivia Colman (Flowers and Fleabag), Leslie Manville (Mum), Diane Morgan (Motherland and Cunk On...), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)
Best TV comedian
Richard Ayoade, Greg Davies, Stewart Lee, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan
Radio award
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar, Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice, Elis James and John Robins (Radio X), Mark Steel's In Town
Book award
The Actual One by Isy Suttie, Animal by Sara Pascoe, Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi, Nomad by Alan Partridge.

Internet Award
Adam Buxton Podcast, The Guilty Feminist podcast with Deborah Frances-White and Sofie Hagen, NextUp, The Parapod with Barry Dodds and Ian Boldsworth

Published: 20 Mar 2017

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