Chortle Awards

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The Chortle awards were set up in 2002 by the comedy website Chortle to honour the best of established stand-up comics currently working in the UK. As of 2002, the Chortle Awards are the only UK-based awards that solely honour the live work of stand-up comedians at a professional level. [ citation needed ] A panel of reviewers draw up a shortlist, which is presented for public vote at the Chortle website. [1]

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2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

In 2012, Charlie Brooker won the TV award for Black Mirror and his work on 10 O'Clock Live , while Stewart Lee was awarded "best standup DVD" for the second series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle . Lee's former comic partner Richard Herring won the internet award. Dylan Moran won "best tour", Tim Key was awarded "best show", and Simon Munnery received the award for innovation. [2] Prior to the awards, Chortle responded to accusations of sexism (of 54 nominees, only two were women). Editor Steve Bennett described the controversy as "a storm we never saw coming." [3]

2013

2014

2015

2016

  • London: Soho Theatre
  • South: Komedia Brighton
  • North: Frog and Bucket
  • East and Midlands: Birmingham Glee
  • Wales and West: Komedia Bath
  • Scotland: Stand Edinburgh
  • London: 99 Club Soho
  • South: Bent Double, Brighton Komedia
  • North: XS Malarkey
  • East and Midlands: The Comedy Cow Milton Keynes
  • Wales and West: Buffalo Bar Cardiff
  • Scotland: Red Raw at Glasgow Stand

2017

  • London: 99 Club Leicester Square/The Bill Murray
  • South: Komedia Brighton
  • North: Frog and Bucket (Manchester)
  • East and Midlands: Birmingham Glee
  • Wales and West: The Glee (Cardiff)
  • Scotland: The Stand (Edinburgh)
  • London: 99 Club Ku Bar
  • South: Bent Double (Brighton)
  • North: XS Malarkey (Manchester)
  • East and Midlands: No winner (insufficient votes cast) :*Wales and West: Buffalo Comedy Club (Cardiff)
  • Scotland: Red Raw (Edinburgh)

2018

The winners were announced in March 2018, and marked the first time that women had won more than half of the award in the live comedy category. [4] [5]

  • London: The Bill Murray
  • The North: Hot Water Comedy Club, Liverpool
  • The South: Brighton Komedia
  • Midlands and the East: Norwich Playhouse
  • Scotland: The Stand, Edinburgh
  • London: 99 Club Leicester Square
  • The North: XS Malarkey, Manchester
  • Wales and West: Buffalo Comedy, Cardiff
  • London: Quantum Leopard
  • The North: Comedy Balloon, Manchester
  • The South: Goat Comedy, Brighton

2019

The winners were announced in March 2019. [6]

2020

The winners were announced in March 2020. [7]

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