The British Comedy Awards, held on Saturday night and broadcast on ITV 1 went for a superhero-set theme, the assembled throng surrounded by posters of famous comedians in superhero and comic book guises. Anyone ‘fess to the designs?
Outnumbered beat Peep Show for Best Sitcom and also picked up Best British Comedy. Psychoville won Best New Comedy, Have I Got News For You won Best Comedy Panel Show, Pulling won Best TV Comedy Drama, Best male newcomer went to Charlie Brooker, best female newcomer went to Outnumbered‘s eight year old Ramona Marquez. Michael MacIntyre robbed. Stewart Lee of Best Stand Up. In The Loop won best comedy film. Best Comedy Actor went to Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners, Best Comedy Actress to Katherine Parkinson in The IT Crowd. Peter Kay won the Outstanding Contribution To Comedy. Best Sketch Show did not go to Mitchell & Webb but to Harry & Paul. The Writers Guild award went to Dodgem Logic’s Graham Linehan, lifetime achievement went to Terry Wogan.
But here are a few visuals from the evening….