Kitson triumphs at Chortles

Danny does the double

The winners of Chortle's live comedy awards have been announced - with Daniel Kitson taking two honours.

He was named the Comedians' Comedian, as well as winning the award for best full-length performance for his Edinburgh show Something.

However, he was narrowly beaten in the People's Choice awards by Ross Noble, who also saw off tough competition from Peter Kay to win the category for the second year running.

Elsewhere, Live Floor Show host Dara O'Briain was named best headliner, and another regular on the show, The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III, took home the Breakthrough Act award.

In the venues categories, most of last year's winners retained their titles, although The Comedy Store won the large London category.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in London hosted by Barry Cryer and Julia Morris.

The full results are below


Best newcomer
Matthew Osborn

Nominees: Greg Davies Rhod Gilbert

 

Best compere
Chris Addison

Nominees: Adam Hills, Dara O'Briain

 

Breakthrough act
Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

Nominees: Hal Cruttenden, Micky Flangagan

 

Best headliner

Dara O'Briain

Nominees: Jimmy Carr, Phil Nichol

 

Best sketch, character or variety act

Garth Marenghi

Nominees: Otis Lee Crenshaw, Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

 

Best full-length solo show
Daniel Kitson: Something

Nominees: Jimmy Carr: Bare-Faced Ambition, Dave Gorman's Better World

 

Best contribution from a non-performer

Karen Koren of Edinburgh's Gilded Balloon.

 

People's Choice

Ross Noble

 

Comedian's Comedian
Daniel Kitson

 

Outstanding achievement
Billy Connolly

 

Best venues

Scotland: The Stand, Glasgow

The North: XS Malarkey, Manchester

Midlands and the East: Just The Tonic, Nottingham

Wales and the West: Glee Club, Cardiff

South: Komedia, Brighton

Large London club: The Comedy Store

Small London club: Amused Moose

 

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Published: 24 Feb 2003

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