Vote in the 2016 Chortle Awards | Joseph Morpurgo leads the nominations

Vote in the 2016 Chortle Awards

Joseph Morpurgo leads the nominations

Joseph Morpurgo is the frontrunner in this year's Chortle Awards, with three individual nominations.

He is up for best show, breakthrough act, and the innovation award.

Acts with two nominations apiece are Peter Kay (for the Phoenix Nights live show and Car Share); Mark Steel (best show and radio award); Lolly Adefope (best newcomer and character improv and sketch show); Spencer Jones (breakthrough and music and variety) and sketch trio Daphne (breakthrough and sketch). There are also several comics who are regulars with both Weirdos and Comedians' Cinema Club, both shortlisted in the music and variety section.

Many of the up-and-coming comedians also created a short Christmas film for Sky Arts – a series which is also up for the TV award.

Other nominees include Dara O Briain, Kevin Bridges, Bill Bailey, Katherine Ryan, Dave Chappelle. Sarah Millican's Standard Issue website and Just A Minute.

Voting will be open from now until 5pm on February 21; and the awards themselves will be presented at a ceremony in London on March 22.

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The full list of Chortle Award 2016 nominees are:

Best newcomer

Daisy Earl
Jordan Brookes
Kae Kurd
Lolly Adefope
Michael Stranney aka Daniel Duffy

Breakthrough act

Al Porter
Joseph Morpurgo
Spencer Jones

Club comic

Adam Hess
Felicity Ward
Gary Little
Pierre Novellie
Zoe Lyons

Best compere

David Morgan
Jarred Christmas
Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Laura Lexx

Music and variety award

Comedians' Cinema Club
Pippa Evans
Spencer Jones

Character, improv or sketch act

Lolly Adefope
Massive Dad
The Showstoppers!

Best show

James Acaster: Represent
Joe Lycett: That's The Way A-ha, A-ha, Joe Lycett
Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby
Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?
Tom Parry: Yellow T-Shirt

Best tour

Bill Bailey: Limboland
Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler
Katherine Ryan: Kathbum
Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story

TV award

Inside No 9
Peter Kay's Car Share
Sky Arts' Christmas comedy shorts

Radio award

Just A Minute
News Quiz
Mark Steel's In Town
Simon Evans Goes To Market

Internet award

The Beef and Dairy Network podcast
No Such Thing As A Fish podcast
The Parapod with Ray Peacock and Barry Dodds
Turtle Canyon Comedy

Book and publishing award

Bridget Christie: A Book For Her
Limmy's Daft Wee Stories
Off The Mic, by Deborah Frances White and Marsha Shandur
Standard Issue website

Award for innovation

Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn for Fake It Til You Make It
Foxdog Studios Ltd
Joseph Morpurgo for Soothing Sounds For Baby
Richard Gadd for Waiting For Gaddot

Event of the year

Dave Chappelle in Hammersmith Apollo
Mel Brooks in the West End
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights Live
Tom Basden's Crocodile at the Manchester International Festival
Weird Al Yankovic at Hammersmith Apollo

Published: 12 Feb 2016

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