Chortle Awards 2018: The results | Women dominate live categories, plus gongs for Inside No 9, Greg Davies, Joe Lycett and more

Chortle Awards 2018: The results

Women dominate live categories, plus gongs for Inside No 9, Greg Davies, Joe Lycett and more

Inside No 9, Greg Davies, Robert Webb and Joe Lycett were among the big-name winners of the Chortle Awards tonight.

But in a landmark year, the live comedy section of the ceremony was dominated by women for the first time – with female acts scooping more than half the categories.

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, pictured, was the only comic to come away with two awards: for best MC and best club comedian.

Other winners include Mae Martin, for breakthrough act; Flo & Joan - best known for their Nationwide ads – taking the music and variety award; and Hannah Gadsby, adding to her hefty trophy cabinet with another accolade for her show Nanette.

Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia – the comedy extravaganza performed on ice – was named event of the year, while Jordan Brookes won the acclaim of his peers by being named comedians’ comedian.

The ceremony was held at PizzaExpress Live in Holborn which also sponsored the event to promote the regular comedy nights it now hosts in the intimate basement bar.

Here is the full list of winners:

Live awards

Best Newcomer
Rob Kemp

Best Compere
Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Breakthrough Act
Mae Martin

Club Comedian
Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Character, Improv & Sketch
Natalie Palamides

Music & Variety
Flo & Joan

Best Show
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Best Tour
Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

Comedian’s Comedian
Jordan Brookes

Event Of The Year
Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia

Offstage Contribution
Hot Water Comedy Club

Other media

TV Comedian
Joe Lycett

Book Award
How Not To Be A Boy By Robert Webb

Internet Award
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Radio Award
Mark Steel's In Town

TV Award
Inside No. 9

Published: 19 Mar 2018

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