And the nominees are...

Chortle shortlist announced

The acts shortlisted for the Chortle Live Comedy Awards have been announced.

Dara O'Briain, Jimmy Carr and The Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe III lead the field two nominations each.

Almost 800 votes are currently being counted to decide the winners of the People's Choice, Comedians' Comedian and regional venue awards.

The winners, honoured for performances in the past year, will be announced at a ceremony in London on February 24, hosted by Barry Cryer

 

Best newcomer
Greg Davies
Rhod Gilbert
Matthew Osborne

 

Best compere
Chris Addison
Adam Hills
Dara O'Briain

 

Breakthrough act
Hal Cruttenden
Micky Flangagan
Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

 

Best headliner
Jimmy Carr
Phil Nicol
Dara O'Briain

 

Best sketch/character act
Otis Lee Crenshaw
Garth Marenghi, for Netherhead 2002 tour
Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

 

Best full-length solo show
Jimmy Carr: Bare-Faced Ambition
Dave Gorman's Better World
Daniel Kitson: Something

 

Published: 10 Feb 2003

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JOE JACOBS:RIPE

The comedian and rapper is putting his 2017 Edinburgh Fringe show out on YouTube for free.

In it, he likens the human lifespan to a banana, from green and full of potential to the black mush of decay; looking back at childhood crazes such as Pogs and considering his mental health today.

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