5,000 vote in the Chortle Awards 2019 | Winners announced later this month

5,000 vote in the Chortle Awards 2019

Winners announced later this month

Just over 5,000 people have voted in the 2019 Chortle Awards – up more than 25 per cent on last year. 

Yet some categories were extremely close-fought. In the tightest four-way tie, the winner got 28.4 per cent of the vote, and fourth place 23 per cent.

Of those who had their say, 87 per cent describe themselves as comedy fans; five per cent comedy industry and eight per cent comedians, roughly equally divided between pro, semi-pro and open spot.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on the night of March 18.

Here is a reminder of the nominees:

BEST NEWCOMER

Sarah Keyworth 
Maisie Adam 
Sara Barron 
Jack Gleadow

BEST CLUB COMIC

Fin Taylor 
Larry Dean
Suzi Ruffell 
Scott Capurro 

BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Ciaran Dowd 
Guz Khan 
Garrett Millerick
Kiri Pritchard-McLean 

BEST COMPERE

Dan Nightingale 
Kiri Pritchard-McLean 
Zoe Lyons 
Laura Lexx 

CHARACTER, SKETCH AND IMPROV

Ciaran Dowd 
Lazy Susan 
Short & Curly 
Myra Dubois

MUSIC AND VARIETY

Ada Campe
Rachel Parris
Amusical 
The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue

BEST SHOW

Alex Edelman: Just For Us
Natalie Palamides: Nate
James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Lazy Susan

BEST TOUR

The League Of Gentlemen 
Kevin Bridges: Brand New Tour
Early Doors 
Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason 
Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

BEST TV COMEDIAN

Bob Mortimer
Romesh Ranganathan 
Katherine Ryan 
Greg Davies 

BEST TV SHOW

Inside No 9
Cunk On Britain
Derry Girls
The Good Place 

RADIO AWARD

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Mark Steel’s In Town 
Incredible Women (with Rebecca Front)
The News Quiz

BOOK AWARD

I’m A Joke And So Are You by Robin Ince 
Made In Scotland by Billy Connolly
A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell
Soupy Twists: Fry & Laurie biography by Jem Roberts

INTERNET AWARD

All Killa No Filla 
Cariad Lloyd's Griefcast 
Adam Buxton’s podcast
The Guilty Feminist

Published: 6 Mar 2019

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