Hill is bookies' favourite

Harry tipped for British Comedy Awards

Harry Hill is favourite to triumph over Michael McIntyre in the two British Comedy Awards in which they go head-to-head.

But if the bookies' predictions are right, it will be Outnumbered's night, as the BBC sitcom is favourite in all its four categories: best sitcom, best actress for Claire Skinner and best male and female newcomer for the children.

According to bookmakers Boylesports, Hill is 1/2 favourite to win best TV entertainment personality over Michael McInytre at 12/5; with Hill's TV Burp at the same odds in the comedy entertainment programme category, in which Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow is 11/4.

But McInyre is favourite to be named best stand-up over Stewart Lee and Frankie Boyle.

Boylesports' odds at the time of writing are:

Best sitcom:
Outnumbered: 5/6
Peep Show: 6/5
The IT Crowd: 9/2

Best Comedy Panel Show
QI: 1/2
Mock The Week:11/4
Have I Got News For YouL3/1

Best Sketch Show
Harry And Paul: 4/5
That Mitchell And Webb Look: 13/8
The Kevin Bishop Show: 3/1

Best Comedy Drama
Psychoville: 8/13
Pulling: 15/8
Dead Set: 7/2

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Harry Hill's TV Burp: 1/2
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow: 11/4
The Sunday Night Project: 3/1

Best New British Television Comedy
Psychoville: 5/6
Alan Carr: Chatty Man: 11/8
Ladies Of Letters: 7/2

Best Television Comedy Actor
Rob Brydon (For Gavin & Stacey):4/5
Simon Bird (For The Inbetweeners): 15/8
Robert Webb (For Peep Show): 5/2

Best Television Comedy Actress
Claire Skinner (For Outnumbered): 5/6
Ruth Jones (For Gavin & Stacey): evens
Katherine Parkinson ( For The IT Crowd): 6/1

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Harry Hill : 1/2
Michael McIntyre 12/5
Alan Carr: 7/2

Best Male Comedy Newcomer
Daniel Roche (For Outnumbered): 1/2
Tyger Drew-Honey (For Outnumbered): 11/4
Charlie Brooker (For You Have Been Watching): 3/1

Best Female Comedy Newcomer
Ramona Marquez (For Outnumbered): 8/13
Rebekah Staton (For Pulling): 2/1
Tanya Franks (For Pulling): 10/3

Best Live Stand-Up Performer
Michael McIntyre: Evens
Stewart Lee: 11/10
Frankie Boyle: 4/1

Published: 8 Dec 2009

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