The Chortle Awards

For live comedy



Best touring comedian
Ross Noble

Nominees: Bill Bailey, Rich Hall as Otis Lee Crenshaw, Al Murray


Best male circuit comedian
Daniel Kitson

Nominees: Boothby Graffoe, Lee Mack, Phil Nichol


Best female circuit comedian
Jo Enright

Nominees: Gina Yashere, Jo Caulfield, Julia Morris


Best open mic
Des Clarke

Nominees: Rohan Agalawatta, Steve Williams, Miles Jupp


Best compere
Lee Mack

Nominees: Simon Bligh, Boothby Graffoe, Lee Hurst


Best sketch or character act
League of Gentlemen

Nominees: Graham Fellows for John Shuttleworth and Brian Appleton, Garth Marenghi, Mackenzie Crook as Mr Bagshaw


Best contribution by a non-performer
Malcolm Hay, comedy editor, Time Out

Nominees: Tommy Shepherd, director of The Stand comedy clubs, Scotland, Don Ward, founder of the Comedy Store, Agraman, of The Buzz Club, Manchester


People's choice
Ross Noble

Runner-up: Daniel Kitson


Comedians' comedian
Ross Noble

Runner-up: Daniel Kitson


Outstanding contribution to comedy
Spike Milligan



Best venues
London (large):
Up The Creek. Runner-up: The Comedy Store
London (small): Amused Moose Soho Runner-up: Loonatics at The Asylum
Scotland: Stand Glasgow. Runner-up: Stand Edinburgh
North: XS Malarkey. Runner-up: Last Laugh, Sheffield
Midlands: Just The Tonic. Runner-up: The Glee Club, Birmingham
West/Wales: The Glee Club, Cardiff. Runner-up: Comedy Cavern, Bath
South: Komedia, Brighton. Runner-up: Sanctum, Hove

Published: 10 Feb 2002

Live comedy picks

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