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McIntyre scoops two awards

Michael McIntyre was a double winner at the Chortle Awards on Monday night – scooping the gong for best tour and the TV and radio award for his comedy roadshow.

And he even nabbed a third – by picking up the breakthrough act award on behalf of Scottish stand-up Kevin Bridges, as they both share an agent.

The London ceremony was hosted by Mark Watson, while other star guests included Eddie Izzard, Keith Chegwin, Ronni Ancona, Alistair McGowan, Tim Minchin Terry Christian, Simon Bird, Rhys Thomas, Dave Lamb, James Dreyfus and Tommy Walsh.

Meanwhile, Sarah Millican became the first woman to win the best headliner category, while Jarred Christmas took the best compere award and Tim Minchin won musical or variety act.

Chris Addison brought the proceedings to a close with a heartfelt and funny tribute to Armando Iannucci, who collected the award for outstanding contribution to comedy. He joked that the Chortle Award ‘made up for losing the Oscar’ for the In The Loop screenplay.

Here is footage from the night:

The full list of winners is:

Best newcomer, sponsored by Impressive PR
Joe Lycett

Breakthrough act, sponsored by [PIAS]
Kevin Bridges

Best compere
Jarred Christmas

Venue awards, sponsored by We Got Tickets
Scotland: Edinburgh Stand
The North: XS Malarkey
Midlands and the East: Glee Birmingham
Wales and the West: Komedia Bath
The South: Upstairs At The Three And Ten
London large: Tabernacle
London small: Knock 2 Bag at Bar FM

Best sketch or character act
Idiots Of Ants

Best headliner
Sarah Millican

Best off-stage contribution
Nica Burns

Award for innovation
Kim Noble

Best music or variety act
Tim Minchin

Best show
Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter To Richard Branson

Best tour
Michael McIntyre

TV and radio award
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow

Best DVD
Rhod Gilbert’s Award-Winning Mince Pie

Outstanding contribution to comedy
Armando Iannucci

Published: 23 Mar 2010

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