We’re still chortling from last night’s awards

Posted at 2:00 pm, March 21, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment
Chortle Awards

Last night (March 20), the cream of comedy talent and industry bigwigs came together for the Chortle Awards hosted by Alexei Sayle, celebrating live comedy in all its guises. Surprisingly, character comic Adam Riches failed to win a gong, despite a whopping four nominations. Instead, the big winners were grumps Stewart Lee, Charlie Brooker and Dylan Moran, who won the Best Stand-Up DVD, TV and Tour awards respectively. Time Out’s highlights included a deliciously dry presentation of the Best Newcomer award from Greg Proops, Tony Robinson announcing that Rowan Atkinson was ‘a bit of a cunt’ and Tony Law accepting his low overdue Breakthrough Act award with a bellow of ‘Correct!’.Alexei Sayle at the Chortle Awards

And the winners are (click to find when to see they’re next performing)…

BEST NEWCOMER: Patrick Cahill

BREAKTHROUGH ACT: Tony Law

CLUB COMIC: Alun Cochrane

BEST COMPERE: Susan Calman

CHARACTER OR SKETCH ACT: Idiots Of Ants

VARIETY AND MUSIC AWARD: The Rubberbandits

BEST SHOW: Tim Key: Masterslut

BEST TOUR: Dylan Moran: Yeah, Yeah

TV AWARD: Charlie Brooker

RADIO AWARD: Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio 4)

INTERNET AWARD: Richard Herring

BEST STAND-UP DVD: Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 2

AWARD FOR INNOVATION: Simon Munnery for La Concepta

OFFSTAGE CONTRIBUTION: Mick Perrin

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO COMEDY: John Lloyd

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