The Chortle Awards

For live comedy

2002 WINNERS

 

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

Today's comedy-on demand picks

THE LOCKDOWN LOCK-IN

Tim Key headlines this night of comedy, music and poetry, fundraising in aid of the National Autistic Society tonight (Thursday) at 8.15pm, after the clap for carers.

Other comics taking part include  Harriet Dyer, Jack Carroll, Jay Foreman, Milo McCabe, Paul 'Silky' White, Edy Hurst, Tony Wright, and Will Andrews.

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... including Marcel Lucont's lockdown show plus a new episode of Jacob Hawley's Job Centre.

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