John Thomson hailed a 'legend' at the NW Comedy Awards | Full results

John Thomson hailed a 'legend' at the NW Comedy Awards

Full results

John Thomson and Sarah Millican were among the winners at the North West Comedy Awards last night.

But the biggest winner was Liverpool’s Hot Water Comedy Club and its regular MC Paul Smith.

The venue was named best club, with Smith winning for both best host and for best solo show for Hiya Mate, which filled the Echo Arena in his hometown last year.

Together Smith and the club won the social media award, having harnessed the internet to become a success. And it seems they were able to mobilise their fans to clean up at last night’s ceremony – held at the Frog And Bucket – too.

Thomson scooped the legend award while Millican won the TV comedian category.

Other winners include Dan Nightingale, who was named best act; Callum Oakey, who said he was ‘absolutely buzzing’ to win the breakthrough category and The Delightful Sausage who won best alternative act. Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill tweeted that they were ‘absolutely thrilled and grateful to everyone who voted’.

The full list of winners and nominees is:

Best Act

Winner: Dan Nightingale
Nominees: Alex Boardman, Steve Harris, Adam Rowe

Best Compere

Winner: Paul Smith
Nominees: Lou Conran, Freddy Quinne, Danny McLoughlin 

Breakthrough Act

Winner: Callum Oakley
Nominees: Simon Lomas, Josh Jones, Jamie Hutchinson 

Alternative Act 

Winner: Delightful Sausage 
Nominees: Dickie Minge, Scarlett Sohandsome, Keith Carter as Stacy Silcox

Best Comedy Club

Winner: Hot Water Comedy Club
Nominees: The Comedy Store, Laughterhouse, The Frog & Bucket 

Best Small Comedy Club

Winner: Group Therapy 
Nominees: Off The Rails Saddleworth, Bare Faced Comedy Burscough, XS Malarkey 

Best Promoter

Winner: Rob Riley
Nominees: Peter Vincent (Manfords Comedy Club), Bobby Murdock, Bren & Val Riley

Best Open Mic

Winner: New Stuff @The Comedy Store
Nominees: Shhaark, The Comedy Balloon, The Albion in Warrington 

Best Podcast

Winner: All Killa No Filla
Nominees: Mondeo Law, Don’t Tell Anyone But

Social Media Award

Winner: Paul Smith & Hot Water Comedy Club
Nominees: Danny Sutcliffe, Stephen Tries, Chris Washington 

Best Solo Show

Winner: Paul Smith - Hiya Mate
Nominees: Kiri Pritchard McClean - Victim Complex, Gary Delaney- Gagster Paradise, Tez Ilyas - Teztify

TV Comedian Of The Year

Winner: Sarah Millican 
Nominees: Kiri Pritchard McClean, Gary Delaney, Tez Ilyas

Legend Award

John Thomson

Pictured: Dan Nightingale and John Thomson last night on their social media feeds

Published: 7 Feb 2019

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