The usual suspects

Gervais, Coogan, Kay up for awards

Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and Peter Kay are all up for accolades in the Royal Television Society's annual awards.

They have all been shortlisted for best comedy performance in the awards, to be handed out next month.

Gervais's The Office and Kay's Phoenix Nights have also been nominated for best situation comedy/comedy-drama, alongside Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

In other categories, stand-up Jimmy Carr, right, has been nominated as best onscreen newcomer for hosting Your Face Or Mine. He faces competition for the title from Cutting It's Lucy Gaskell and Charles from the BBC Proms.

Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross and Ant and Dec are vying for the best entertainment performance award, while Pop Idol, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and animated comedy 2DTV are all in line for the best entertainment programme.

Newsreader Kirsty Young will host the awards ceremony on March 18, at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Published: 28 Feb 2003

Today's comedy-on demand picks


It's the sort of content comedians have been pumping out from their spare rooms since lockdown began, now being given a wider audience (and hopefully some £££s) thanks to E4, which commissioned this compilation series.

Four episodes will air online at 9pm Tuesday nights, starting with this one, which features Stath Lets Flats star Jamie Demetriou, Lolly Adefope, Rosie Jones, and Australian award-winner Sam Campbell

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... including a new, free stand-up special from Funmbi Omotayo plus Standing Up For Sunny, an indie romcom about a loner with cerebral palsy who is roped into helping a comedian overcome her shyness.

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