Comedies and comedians up for Broadcast Awards | 2022 nominees announced © BBC/Expectation

Comedies and comedians up for Broadcast Awards

2022 nominees announced

Shows from Sophie Willan, Rose Matafeo, Joe Lycett, Romesh Ranganathan and Tim Renkow are up for 2022 Broadcast Awards.

Willan’s semi-autobiographical series Alma’s Not Normal and Matafeo’s Starstruck have both been nominated for best comedy in the accolades given out by the TV industry magazine.

The category is dominated by BBC shows. Also in the running are: Ghosts, Adjani Salmon’s pilot Dreaming Whilst Black, and Ladybaby – a one-off BBC Scotland show about a 30-something woman  unexpectedly reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was 1

The only non-BBC comedy on the list is Channel Four’s We Are Lady Parts.

Renkow’s BBC Three sitcom Jerk is up for Best Multichannel Programme alongside Big Zuu’s Big Eats,  Defending Digga D, Meet The Khans: Big In Bolton, Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency and The Rap Game UK

The Ranganation is up for Best Entertainment Programme alongside  Don’t Hate The Playaz, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Strictly Come Dancing, The Masked Singer and  Too Hot To Handle

And Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back is up for Best Popular Factual Programme alongside Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, Clarkson’s Farm, Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace,  Rap Game UKnad The Surrogates.

And Staged, the comedy starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, is up for best lockdown programme alongside Help, I’m A Celebrity, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, Pandemic 2020 and Surviving Covid

The winners will be announced February 10 at the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, London.

Published: 3 Dec 2021

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