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


Published: 24 Feb 2003

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