National Comedy Awards | Winners and nominees

National Comedy Awards

Winners and nominees

Set up by Channel 4 as a successor to the long-running British Comedy Awards and in support of its Stand Up To Cancer fundraising initiative,  the awards are purely decided by public vote.



Best Scripted Comedy: After Life
Nominees: Ghosts, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, Derry Girls 

Best Comedy Entertainment Show: Taskmaster ​
Nominees: The Graham Norton Show, Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show 

Best Comedy Panel Show: 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown  
Nominees:  Mock the Week, QI, Would I Lie to You?

Best Comedy Podcast: Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris and Rosie Ramsey
Nominees: Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Parenting Hell; Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster; Have A Word

Outstanding Comedy Actress: Saoirse Monica Jackson (Derry Girls)​
Nominees:  Rose Matafeo (Starstruck); Sharon Horgan (Bad Sisters); Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts); Daisy May Cooper (Am I Being Unreasonable?)

Outstanding Comedy Actor: Ricky Gervais (After Life)
Nominees: Dylan Llewellyn (Big Boys); Joseph Gilgun (Brassic); Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Ghosts); Stephen Merchant (Outlaws)

Outstanding Supporting Role: Diane Morgan (After Life)
Nominees: Jamie Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls); David Earl (After Life); Lolly Adefope (Ghosts)' Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls)

Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performer: Katherine Ryan (Backstage with Katherine Ryan)
Nominees: Fern Brady (Taskmaster); Sandi Toksvig (QI); Judi Love (Taskmaster): Sarah Millican (Taskmaster)

Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performer: Lee Mack (Would I Lie to You?) *
Nominees: Greg Davies (Taskmaster); Joe Lycett (Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party); Munya Chawawa (Taskmaster); Alex Horne (Taskmaster)

Best stand-up show: Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Joe Lycett?
Nominees: Sam Campbell: Comedy Show; Tim Key: Mulberry; Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry; How Do You Joe Lycett?; Jordan Gray: Is It A Bird? 


Best Scripted Comedy: Sex Education
Nominees:  Ghosts, This Way Up, Motherland

Outstanding Comedy Actress: Emma Mackey (Sex Education)
Nominees:   Aisling Bea (This Way Up); Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts); Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)

Outstanding Comedy Actor: Asa Butterfield (Sex Education)
Nominees: Greg Davies (The Cleaner); Lee Mack (Not Going Out); Matthew Baynton (Ghosts)

Outstanding Supporting Role: Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)
Nominees: Diane Morgan (Motherland); Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education); Lolly Adefope (Ghosts)

Best Comedy Entertainment Show: Taskmaster
Nominees:  Rob & Romesh Vs, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You

Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance: Katherine Ryan (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)   
Nominees: Daisy May Cooper (Taskmaster), Rosie Jones (Trip Hazard), Sandi Toksvig (QI)

Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance: Sean Lock (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Nominees:  Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show), Mike Wozniak (Taskmaster), James Acaster (Hypothetical)

 Best Comedy Podcast: Shagged Married Annoyed with Rosie and Chris Ramsey
Nominees: Off Menu with James Acaster and Ed Gamble; My Therapist Ghosted Me with Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally; Rob Beckett & Josh Widdecombe’s Parenting Hell

Best Stand-Up Show: Ricky Gervais
Nominees: Sarah MillicanKatherine RyanMo GilliganJason Manford

Comedy Breakthrough Performer: Munya Chawawa
Nominees: Judi Love, Joanne McNallyRosie JonesRose Matafeo

Caroline Aherne award for writing: Sharon Horgan

Victoria Wood lifetime achievement award: Billy Connolly

Published: 11 Feb 2022

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