It was always going to be a difficult choice this year with so many brilliant sitcoms in particular. The votes are in and the nation’s favourite comedy performers and shows have been revealed in the shortlist for the first National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer. Many will be amazed that Alma’s Not Normal, Back To Life and Starstruck aren’t among the nominees but this is the way viewers voted. Not that the nominees don’t deserve to be there, they are all excellent.
Best Scripted Comedy
This Way Up
Outstanding Comedy Actress
Aisling Bea (This Way Up)
Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts)
Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)
Emma Mackey (Sex Education)
Outstanding Comedy Actor
Greg Davies (The Cleaner)
Asa Butterfield (Sex Education)
Lee Mack (Not Going Out)
Matthew Baynton (Ghosts)
Outstanding Supporting Role
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)
Diane Morgan (Motherland)
Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education)
Lolly Adefope (Ghosts)
Best Comedy Entertainment Show
Rob & Romesh Vs:
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Would I Lie To You
Outstanding Female Comedy Ent Performance
Daisy May Cooper (Taskmaster)
Rosie Jones (Trip Hazard)
Katherine Ryan (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Outstanding Male Comedy Ent Performance
Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show)
Sean Lock (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Mike Wozniak (Taskmaster)
James Acaster (Hypothetical)
Best Comedy Podcast
Off Menu with Jamig (QI)es Acaster and Ed Gamble
My Therapist Ghosted Me
Shagged Married Annoyed
Rob Beckett & Josh Widdecombe’s Parenting Hell
Best Stand-Up Show
Comedy Breakthrough Performer
It’s time for the nation to decide who will be crowned champion in the viewer-voted categories with final round voting opening today. The winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony at the Camden Roundhouse in London on December 15th, with the ceremony airing exclusively on Channel 4.
How to vote
You can vote free online at www.thenationalcomedyawards.com.
The results will be revealed at the National Comedy Awards ceremony airing next month on Channel 4 and streaming on All 4.
The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer will honour both emerging and established British comedy talent, with the public voting on key prizes, alongside two additional special recognition awards. The categories honour the genre in all its forms with nods to fan-favourites across recent scripted and unscripted comedy, live shows, and the latest, podcast jokers all vying for votes.
The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer will bring the year’s best-loved comedy stars together for a night that celebrates the brilliant work of the comedy world, to help fund life-saving cancer research. Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. To date, the campaign has raised more than £93 million, funding 52 clinical trials and projects, involving over 11,000 patients across the country.