Who won at the Chortle Awards 2017
Romesh Ranganathan, Fleabag and I’m A Celebrity’s Joel Dommett were big winners at the Chortle awards tonight.
Ranganathan took the best tour award for Irrational, though he was pipped at the post for best TV comedian by Richard Ayoade, presenter of Channel 4’s Travel Man.
In the TV actor category, where all nominees were women, Olivia Colman triumphed for her roles in Fleabag and Channel 4’s Flowers.
Bridget Christie won best live show for her stand-up performance Because You Demanded It, inspired by her anger at the Brexit vote.
With the British Comedy Awards not currently running, the Chortle Awards - now in their 16th year – are the most prestigious accolades covering the full breadth of the comedy world.
Special awards went to Noel Faulkner, the owner of the Comedy Cafe in East London which has been forced to close its doors after 26 years because of eye-watering rent hikes; and Comedians’ Boxing, the huge community event in Blyth, Northumberland, organised by stand-up Kai Humphries and his brother Gav, which raised money for local cancer-stricken toddler Kian Musgrove.
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd took the comedians’ comedian award, handed out by his peers.
Celebrities attending the event included Vic Reeves, The Jump’s Amy Willerton and Megan Mckenna from Towie and Ex On The Beach.
Winners were picked via an online poll of 6,000 comedy fans, after shortlists were drawn up by a panel of critics and independent comedy industry experts.
The full list of winners is:
Variety and character award
Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It
Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational
Best TV comedy
Best TV comedy entertainment
Best TV actor
Best TV comedian
Elis James and John Robins
Animal by Sara Pascoe
Adam Buxton podcast
Event Of The Year
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
WALES & WEST
Best venue: The Glee, Cardiff
Best club: Buffalo Comedy Club, Cardiff
Best venue: Komedia Brighton
Best club: Bent Double, Brighton
MIDLANDS & THE EAST
Best venue: Birmingham Glee
Best club: No winner. Insufficient votes cast
Best venue: The Stand, Edinburgh
Best club: Red Raw, Edinburgh
Published: 20 Mar 2017