Who won at the 2024 Chortle Awards? | Taskmaster, Sam Campbell and Kiri Pritchard-McLean all do the double

Who won at the 2024 Chortle Awards?

Taskmaster, Sam Campbell and Kiri Pritchard-McLean all do the double

Taskmaster, Sam Campbell and Kiri Pritchard-McLean were all double award winners at the Chortle awards tonight.

Taskmaster was named best TV show as well as taking the outstanding achievement award, for its enduring success over 16 series and seven specials, and for raising the profile of so many comics who might not otherwise fit the panel show mould.

Campbell, who won the last series, took home the best breakthrough act gong and was named comedians’ comedian by his peers.

And Pritchard-McLean was named best club comedian and best compere.

Meanwhile, respected director Adam Brace – who died at the age of 43 last May – was remembered with the offstage contribution award, and Viggo Venn’s victory in Britain’s Got Talent was named event of the year, for bringing daft comedy and clowning into the mainstream, on a show that has not always been sympathetic to oddball acts.

John Kearns’s The Varnishing Days won best show and James Acaster’s Hecklers Welcome was best tour. Paddy Young was named best newcomer, Lorna Rose Treen won best sketch, variety or improv act and Joe Lycett best TV comedian

Julia Masli and Ian Smith had led this year’s nominations with three apiece.

Here is the full list of results

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Alex Horne and Taskmaster

EVENT OF THE YEAR: Viggo Venn wins Britain’s Got Talent

OFFSTAGE CONTRIBUTION: Adam Brace, posthumously


Other nominees: Joe Kent-Walters, John Tothill, Kate Cheka, Kyrah Gray


Other nominees: Ahir Shah, Amy Gledhill, Ania Magliano, Julia Masli


Other nominees: Foxdog Studios, Julia Masli, Lachlan Werner,  Simon David

BEST CLUB COMEDIAN: Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Other nominees: Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Dan Tiernan, Slim, Susie McCabe

BEST COMPERE: Kiri Pritchard-McLean 

Other nominees: Ian Smith, Sam Nicoresti, Sikisa

BEST SHOW: John Kearns: The Varnishing Days

Other nominees:  Ahir Shah: Ends; Ian Smith: Crushing; Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha; Paul Foot: Dissolve

BEST TOUR: James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome

Other nominees: Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time; Peter Serafinowicz: Brian Butterfield Placeholder Name; Nick Mohammed: The Very Best and Worst of Mr. Swallow; Sara Pascoe: Success Story

BEST TV SHOW: Taskmaster

Other nominees: A Whole Lifetime With Jamie Demetriou, Ghosts, Such Brave Girls. The Change


Other nominees: Lucy Beaumont, Rosie Jones, Sam Campbell

RADIO SHOW: Elis James & John Robins

Other nominees: Crybabies Present… Bagbeard, Jessica Fostekew: Sturdy Girl Club, Olga Koch: OK Computer, Sarah Keyworth: Are You a Boy or a Girl?

BEST PODCAST: Three Bean Salad with Mike Wozniak, Ben Partridge and Henry Paker

Other nominees: Born Yesterday with Alexander Bennett and Andy Barr; Liam Withnail & Christopher MacArthur Boyd Enjoy An Album; Northern News with Amy Gledhill & Ian Smith; Where There's A Will There's A Wake with Kathy Burke 


Other nominees: Ed Night & Paddy Young, Jazz Emu Rosie Holt, Troy Hawke

BOOK AWARD: Strong Female Character by Fern Brady

Other nominees: My Lady Part by Doon Mackichan; Scatter Brain by Shaparak Khorsandi; What's That Lady Doing? by Lou Sanders

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Published: 5 Mar 2024

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