Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Former Cambridge Footlights member who was nominated for best show at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards – a year after he was nominated best newcomer. He came on to the stand-up scene in 2010 when he was a runner-up in the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition.
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In The Long Run scoops a Broadcast Award does Liam Williams's Pls Like

Idris Elba’s Sky One comedy In The Long Run has been named the best comedy on a digital channel.

The autobiographical 1980s-set series picked up the accolade at the Broadcast Digital Awards tonight.

It co-starred Bill Bailey as Bagpipes, the neighbour of Elba’s character Walter, and Jimmy Akingbola as his fun-loving brother Valentine.

 It had been shortlisted opposite BBC Three’s This Country, E4’s Chewing Gum, BBC Three’s Man Like Mobeem and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle UK

And Pls Like – the social media sitcom starring Liam Williams, Tim Key, Emma Sidi  and more, was named best short-form comedy.

A second series is already in the pipeline for BBC Three.

Also nominated were Comedy Central’s Absolutely Fine,  with Tom Rosenthal; Comedy Central’s Snapchat based shorts, Bad Snappers, with Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson; How to Become TripAdvisor’s #1 Fake Restaurant, in which Oobah Butler  secured top rating for his shed; and BBC Three’s Romesh Talking to Comedians, with Romesh Ranganathan.

BBC Three was named best entertainment channel of the year, Love Island won best entertainment programme and the Beano website won the award for best digital children’s content.

The ceremony was hosted by Alex Horne and his band the Horne section, 

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Published: 4 Jul 2018


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

So You Think You're Funny? 2010

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Liam Williams

Making News

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Edinburgh Fringe 2016



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