Taskmaster up for a Rockie | Show nominated for an international TV award © C4/Avalon

Taskmaster up for a Rockie

Show nominated for an international TV award

Taskmaster has been nominated for another international TV award.

Alex Horne’s show is up for best comedy or variety show at the Rockie Awards, handed out at a festival in Banff, Canada. 

Also shortlisted are The Graham Norton Show; Still Standing, in which comedian  Jonny Harris visits small Canadian towns meeting locals before performing stand-up – a format similar to Mark Steel’s In Town on Radio 4; When Comedians Encounter Hakka, which uses stand-up to highlight a traditional Taiwanese culture; and South Korean music format The Black Box on Earth.

Meanwhile, BBC Three’s Dreaming Whilst Black and Channel 4’s Everyone Else Burns are up for best English Language comedy series alongside US shows Abbott Elementary, Poker Face, The Other Black Girl and The Wonder Years, plus UK-US co-production The Great 

 BBC comedy film  Uncle Shortbread – starring Colin Hoult and created by Arthur Studholme and Cosmo Wellings – is up for best short.  It is available to watch on iPlayer.

Elsewhere, Amanda & Alan's Italian Job is  shortlisted in the lifestyle category, Horrible Histories is up for the best live action children’s programme and best animation will be contested by  American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Futurama and The Great North.

In total, 155 shows were nominated from 19 countries across 30 categories. Click here for them all.

Winners will be announced on June 11.

Published: 22 Mar 2024

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