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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.
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.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."
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.
The winners were announced in March 2019.
The winners were announced in March 2020.
The Glee Club is a chain of independent live stand-up comedy and live music venues in the UK. The first Glee Club was opened by Mark Tughan in Birmingham's Chinese Quarter in 1994, the first dedicated comedy club to open in the United Kingdom outside London.
Malcolm Hardee was an English comedian, author, comedy club proprietor, compère, agent, manager and "amateur sensationalist".
Daniel John Kitson is an English comedian and writer.
Josie Long is a British comedian. She started performing as a stand-up at the age of 14 and won the BBC New Comedy Awards at 17.
Alun Cochrane is a Scottish comedian. He was born in Glasgow and raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
The Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards are presented to the comedy shows deemed to have been the best at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Established in 1981, they are the most prestigious comedy prize in the United Kingdom. The awards have been directed and produced by Nica Burns since 1984.
Stephen Grant is a British comedian, comedy writer, and radio presenter. He hosts the Krater Comedy Club at Komedia in Brighton, which won the Chortle Award for Best Comedy Club in the South for 2002–2006, 2008, and 2011–2014. In 2008 and 2011, Grant won the Chortle Award for Best Compère.
Toby Hadoke is an English actor, writer and stand-up comedian. He is known for his work on the Manchester comedy circuit, where he performs regularly, and as a prominent fan of the television series Doctor Who. He runs the XS Malarkey comedy club, and is involved with many comedy nights in the region. His comedy tends towards the topical and/or political.
XS Malarkey is a not for profit comedy club in Manchester.
The Time Out Comedy Awards were bestowed upon the comedy community by the London listings magazine Time Out. They ran from 1991 to 2006, and include many well-known comedians as past winners: Eddie Izzard, Noel Fielding and Jimmy Carr. It is not known why they have been defunct since 2006.
Komedia is an arts and entertainment company which operates venues in the United Kingdom at Brighton and Bath, and a management and production company Komedia Entertainment. Beyond hosting live comedy, the venues also host music, cabaret, theatre and shows for children, featuring local, national and international performers. The Brighton and Bath venues operate cinemas within their buildings in partnership with Picturehouse. Komedia also creates broadcast comedy and has most notably co-produced and hosted the live recordings of seven series of the Sony Award-winning Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! for BBC Radio 4 and is a co-producer on BBC1's sitcom Count Arthur Strong.
Bethany Black is an English stand up comedian and actor. Described as "Britain's only goth, lesbian, transsexual comedian", Black is known for performing black comedy, dealing with controversial subjects.
Sean Walsh, known professionally as Seann Walsh, is an English comedian and actor.
Just the Tonic is a comedy club with branches in Nottingham and Leicester, which also takes acts to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The club opened in Nottingham in 1994, followed by a Leicester branch in 2012.
Barry Ferns is a British stand up comedian, writer, director, and a trained physiotherapist. Barry is also one of the founding members of Angel Comedy.
Jay Shareef is a British stand-up comedian, broadcaster, podcaster and social commentator, also known by the stage name Jay Islaam.
The Midlands Comedy Awards are an annual awards ceremony for live comedy performers and comedy clubs based in The Midlands region of England. It also recognises achievement in online comedy. They were founded in 2014 and give out awards in eleven categories every year.
Kiri Louise Pritchard-McLean is a Welsh comedian and writer. Born in Gloucester, she was raised on a farm in Llanbedrgoch on the island of Anglesey, Wales. She has performed for several consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won five Chortle Awards.
Suzi Ruffell is a British comedian, writer, and actress.
Maisie Adam is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actress.