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Edmonds, Jordan up for comedy awards

Loaded magazine has announced the shortlists for its annual Laftas comedy awards – with Jordan, Big Brother’s Nikki Grahame, Noel Edmonds and Chris Moyles among the nominees.

But there are more credible contenders, too, with Extras, The Mighty Boosh, Peep Show, Friday Night Project and Saxondale up for best TV comedy.

Peter Kay is up for best stand-up, despite not having performed in the past year, but faces competition from Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey and Lee Mack.

Loaded editor Martin Daubney said: ‘I can’t wait for these worthy nominees to join us in a boozy celebration of British humour.’

The full list of nominees, as chosen through the votes of thousands of Loaded readers, are:

Funniest TV Show

The Mighty Boosh
Peep Show
Friday Night Project

Funniest Double Act

Kath and Kim
Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt
David Mitchell and Robert Webb
Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr
Jordan and Peter Andre

Best Stand up

Russell Brand
Peter Kay
Jimmy Carr
Bill Bailey
Lee Mack

TV Personality

Russell Brand
Jonathan Ross
Jimmy Carr
Charlotte Church
Noel Edmonds

Funniest Film

A Cock and Bull Story
Talladega Nights
You Me and Dupree

Funniest Man

Russell Brand
Johnny Vegas
Jeremy Clarkson
Jimmy Carr
Jon Culshaw

Funniest Woman

Catherine Tate
Jocelyn Jee Esien
Julia Davis
Ashley Jensen
Fearne Cotton (presenter of Love Island)

Funniest TV Reality TV Person

Sir Alan Sugar
Paul Danan (Celebrity Love Island)
Gordon Ramsey
Pete Bennett (Big Brother)
Nikki Grahame (Big Brother)

Funniest Radio Show

Chris Moyles Show (Radio 1)
Scott Mills Drive Home (Radio 1)
Terry Wogan Wake Up To Wogan (Radio 2)
Lauren Laverne (XFM)
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (XFM)

Funniest DVD

The Mighty Boosh
Little Britain 2
Green Wing Series One
Only Fools and Horses
Max & Paddy

Funniest Website

Winners of the awards, sponsored by Nivea for Men,will be announced in London on October 4.

Published: 22 Sep 2006

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