Blackwood scoops 3 Black Comedy Awards | Double wins for Gina Yashere and Kevin Hart

Blackwood scoops 3 Black Comedy Awards

Double wins for Gina Yashere and Kevin Hart

Richard Blackwood was the big winner at the Black Comedy Awards this week, scooping three accolades.

The event, now in its tenth year, also honoured Felix Dexter, who died in October at the age of 52, with a lifetime achievement award.
Blackwood was named best stand-up comedy host, and won two awards for playing the Donkey in Shrek, which ran in the West End until February. For that he was named best supporting actor, while the show took the comedy theatre award.

Gina Yashere was a double winner of Thursday night’s ceremony, held in Wembley, North West London. She took the tautological ‘best female comedienne’ award, while her show Skinny Bitch was named most popular DVD.

The full list of winners is:

Best Male Newcomer: Dizzle

Best Female Newcomer: Thanyia Moore
Best Supporting Actor: Richard Blackwood for Donkey in Shrek

Best Theatre Lead: Angie Le Mar - In My Shoes

Best Female Comedienne: Gina Yashere 

Best International Comedian: London Brown

Best Comedy Movie: Think Like a Man – Kevin Hart

Best Comedy Actor: Kevin Hart 

Best Web Series: Meet the Adebanjos

Best Theatre Show: Shrek

Best Male Comedian: Slim

Most Popular DVD: Skinny Bitch - Gina Yashere
Best Stand-Up Comedy show host: Richard Blackwood
Best Radio or TV Show host: Curtis Walker on Colourful Radio

Lifetime Achievement Award: Felix Dexter

Winners of the Black Comedy Awards are voted for on-line, with a separate judging panel ‘overseeing the process and if and where necessary, having a say in the final outcome’.

Published: 21 Dec 2013

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