Loaded questions...

Voting opens on mag's comedy awards

The nominations have been announced for this year's Loaded Laftas for the most famous names in comedy.

The awards honour big stars, with the best stand-up category having been won by Jimmy Carr three times and Michael McIntyre once. Both are again in the running, alongside Kevin Bridges, Reginald D Hunter and Ricky Gervais.

There are also separate categories for 'funniest man' and 'funniest woman', while the awards are also running an 'X-Factor style competition' at Jongleurs comedy clubs to win the £500 'rising star’ category.

Other categories include 'funniest sidekick,' 'funniest Twitterer' and – in what cynics might consider a bid for newspaper coverage – 'funniest columnist', in which showbiz writers for all three red-top tabloids are shortlisted.

Winners are decided by registered visitors to Loaded's website from now until January 24, and will be handed out in London on February 1.

Loaded editor Andy Sherwood said the awards, which are sponsored by flavoured milk drink Yazoo, 'put the "great" into "great British comedy' . Whatever that means…

The nominees are:

Funniest Man
Alan Carr
David Mitchell
Harry Hill
Jason Manford
Johnny Vegas

Best Stand-Up
Jimmy Carr
Kevin Bridges
Michael McIntyre
Reginald D Hunter
Ricky Gervais

Funniest Woman
Isy Suttie
Josie Long
Nina Conti
Sarah Millican
Shappi Khorsandi

Funniest Double Act
Armstrong & Miller
Flight of the Conchords
Mitchell & Webb
Reeves & Mortimer
The Mighty Boosh

Best Panel Show
8 Out Of 10 Cats
A League Of Their Own
Ask Rhod Gilbert
Mock The Week
Would I Lie To You?

Funniest TV Show
Grandma’s House
The Inbetweeners
Peep Show
PhoneShop
The Trip

Funniest Film
Cemetery Junction
Due Date
Four Lions
Get Him To The Greek
The Infidel

Funniest Columnist
3am Girls (Mirror)
Gordon Smart (Sun)
Goss (Star)
Jeremy Clarkson (Sun, Sunday Times)
Joe Mott (Star)

Funniest Twitterer
Average Batman (average_batman)
Cat Bin Lady (catbinlady)
James Buckley (james__buckley)
Richard Bacon (richardpbacon)
Stephen Fry (stephenfry)

Funniest DVD
Frankie Boyle Live 2: If I Could Reach Out Through Your TV And Strangle You, I Would
Ricky Gervais Live IV – Science
Ross Noble’s Things
Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live
The Mighty Boosh on Tour: Journey of the Childmen

Funniest Podcast
David Mitchell
Ricky Gervais podcasts
Harry Hill’s Little Internet Show
Keith Lemon’s Brilliant Podcast
Russell Brand

Funniest Sidekick
Comedy Dave
Karl Pilkington

Funniest TV Personality
Karl Pilkington
Kayvan Novak
Mark Watson
Rhod Gilbert
Stephen K Amos

Published: 30 Nov 2010

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