Inside No 9 named Comedy Of The Year | As voted by comedy fans © BBC

Inside No 9 named Comedy Of The Year

As voted by comedy fans

Inside No. 9 has been voted Comedy Of The Year by fans.

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s anthology show was also named best TV comedy-drama in the awards, run by the British Comedy Guide.

In a statement, the pair said: ‘Our heartfelt thanks to British Comedy Guide for all their support over the years, as well as to the many comedy fans who voted. The phrase 'comedy drama' was often a disguise for a not-particularly-funny comedy, and we're delighted to have added thriller, horror, romance, slapstick and cryptic crossword clues into the mix.

‘To win Comedy of the Year is the biggest twist of all (though we did guess it halfway through) and we're genuinely thrilled. Thank you, from Cheese & Crackers.’

Back, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb was named best new TV sitcom, while Red Dwarf picked up the most votes in the best returning TV sitcom category.

Mitchell can lay claim to a total of three awards as The Unbelievable Truth, which he hosts, took the award for best radio panel show; and Would I Lie To You? was named best TV panel show,.

The full list of winners  is:

Comedy Of The Year
Inside No 9

Best New TV Sitcom

Best Returning TV Sitcom
Red Dwarf

Best Radio Sitcom
Tim Vine Travels In Time.

Best TV Sketch Show
Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

Best Radio Sketch Show
Dead Ringers

Best TV Panel Show
Would I Lie To You?

Best Radio Panel Show
The Unbelievable Truth

Best TV Entertainment Show

Best Radio Entertainment Show
The Now Show

Best TV Comedy Drama
Inside No. 9

The winners of the Awards are decided entirely by the popular public ballot, with no weighting or judging panel involved at any point in the process.

British Comedy Guide editors Aaron Brown and Mark Boosey said: ‘Hundreds of thousands of votes were cast in this year's poll; we're truly humbled by the response the public have for the awards.’

Published: 29 Jan 2018

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