Reece Shearsmith Steve Pemberton Kiri Pritchard McLean

Chortle Awards 2016 - Nominations are in!

Congratulations to all who have received nominations for this year's Chortle Awards.

The full list of nominations are below:

Best newcomer

Daisy Earl
Jordan Brookes
Kae Kurd
Lolly Adefope
Michael Stranney aka Daniel Duffy

Breakthrough act

Al Porter
Joseph Morpurgo
Spencer Jones

Club comic

Adam Hess
Felicity Ward
Gary Little
Pierre Novellie
Zoe Lyons

Best compere

David Morgan
Jarred Christmas
Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Laura Lexx

Music and variety award

Comedians' Cinema Club
Pippa Evans
Spencer Jones

Character, improv or sketch act

Lolly Adefope
Massive Dad
The Showstoppers!

Best show

James Acaster: Represent
Joe Lycett: That's The Way A-ha, A-ha, Joe Lycett
Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby
Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?
Tom Parry: Yellow T-Shirt

Best tour

Bill Bailey: Limboland 
Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler 
Katherine Ryan: Kathbum 
Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story 

TV award

Inside No 9
Peter Kay's Car Share
Sky Arts' Christmas comedy shorts

Radio award

Just A Minute
News Quiz
Mark Steel's In Town
Simon Evans Goes To Market

Internet award

The Beef and Dairy Network podcast
No Such Thing As A Fish podcast
The Parapod with Ray Peacock and Barry Dodds
Turtle Canyon Comedy

Book and publishing award

Bridget Christie: A Book For Her
Limmy's Daft Wee Stories
Off The Mic, by Deborah Frances White and Marsha Shandur
Standard Issue website

Award for innovation

Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn for Fake It Til You Make It
Foxdog Studios Ltd
Joseph Morpurgo for Soothing Sounds For Baby
Richard Gadd for Waiting For Gaddot

Event of the year

Dave Chappelle in Hammersmith Apollo
Mel Brooks in the West End
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights Live
Tom Basden's Crocodile at the Manchester International Festival
Weird Al Yankovic at Hammersmith Apollo