Acaster and Christie do the double | Chortle Awards: The results

Acaster and Christie do the double

Chortle Awards: The results

Bridget Christie and James Acaster have won two accolades apiece at the Chortle Awards tonight.

Clive Anderson hosted the event, which also saw prizes for Monty Python, Inside No 9, Richard Ayoade and the researchers behind QI.

It is the second year running that Christie has won two awards; scooping the radio award for her show Bridget Christie Minds The Gap and best tour for her feminist-inspired double bill of A Bic For Her and An Ungrateful Woman.

Meanwhile Acaster won awards for best show for Recognise, and the breakthrough award.

Monty Python star Terry Jones collected the award for event of the year for the troupe’s O2 reunion gigs last year; Inside No 9 won TV award; Ayoade the book award for his parody film tome Ayoade On Ayoade; and the QI team the internet award for their podcast No Such Thing As Fish.

Celebrities attending the event, at Jongleurs in Camden, included Nancy Dell’Olio, Matt Berry and Christopher Biggins.

Cult Edinburgh hit Funz And Gamez was the most-nominated show, with four, but went away empty-handed on the night.

The awards were chosen by Chortle readers, with 13,500 votes cast from a shortlist chosen by independent industry experts.

The full list of winners is:

Best newcomer: Gein’s Family Gift Shop
Nominees: Alex Edelman, Dane Baptiste, Phil Jerrod and Steen Raskopoulos

Breakthrough act: James Acaster
Nominees: Luisa Omielan, Nish Kumar and Phil Ellis

Club comic: Katherine Ryan
Nominees: Carl Donnelly, Jeff Innocent and Martin Mor

Best compere: John Robins
Nominees: Ed Gamble,Mark Olver, Nish Kumar and Zoe Lyons

Music and Variety award: Nick Helm
Nominees: Jess Robinson and Kirsty Newton for Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice, Margaret Thatcher: Queen Of Soho, and Nick Mohammed for Dracula! (Mr Swallow: The Musical).

Character, improv or sketch act: Marcel Lucont
Nominees: Funz And Gamez, Gein’s Family Gift Shop, and Steen Raskopoulos.

Best show: James Acaster: Recognise,
Nominees: Funz And Gamez, Kim Noble: You Are Not Alone, Luisa Omeilan: Am I Right Ladies? and Simon Amstell: To Be Free

Best tour: Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her/An Ungrateful Woman double bill
Nominees: Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes; Mark Thomas:Cuckooed and Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Internet Award: QI’s No Such Thing As A Fish
Nominees: Comedian’s Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, and The Political Party with Matt Forde

Radio Award: Bridget Christie Minds The Gap
Nominees: Elis James & John Robins on XFM; Susan Calman is Convicted and Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly At Odds With The Universe

TV Award, sponsored by Sue Terry Voices: Inside No 9
Nominees: Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos, Toast Of London and Uncle

Award For Innovation: Alex Horne for Monsieur Butterfly
Nominees: Funz And Gamez; Kim Noble for You’re Not Alone.

Best DVD: Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 3
Nominees: Harry Hill for Sausage Time; Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five To Go; and The Trip to Italy.

Book Award: Ayoade on Ayoade
Nominees: Hopeful by Omid Djalili, My Prefect Cousin: A Biography of Paul Hamilton by Kevin Eldon and Francesca Martinez: What The **** Is Normal.

Venue Awards: Best large club:99 Club Leicester Square; Best small club: Angel Comedy Club; Best club night: Bent Double, Brighton

Event of the year: The Monty Python reunion gigs at the O2 Arena

Regional venue winners


Best large club or venue: 99 Club Leicester Square

Best small club: Angel Comedy Club

Best club night: Joke Thieves, Kings Head, Crouch End


Best large club or venue: Blyth Punch Drunk

Best small club: Manchester XS Malarkey

Best club night: Beat The Frog, Frog & Bucket, Manchester


Best large club or venue: Brighton Komedia

Best small club: Redhill Comedy Cottage

Best club night: Bent Double, Brighton


Best large club or venue: Birmingham Glee

Best small club: Comedy Cow, Milton Keynes

Best club night: Comedy Carousel at the Birmingham Glee Club


Best large club or venue: Bath Komedia

Best small club: Cardiff Buffalo Bar

Best club night: There were insufficient votes to declare a winner in this category


Best large club or venue: Edinburgh Stand

Best small club: Dead Sheep, Glasgow

Best club night: Red Raw, Glasgow Stand

Published: 16 Mar 2015

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