The British Comedy Awards 2013: Our Picks

by | Dec 3, 2013 | All, Opinions, Previews

The nominations for this year’s British Comedy Awards have been announced today and we’ve selected our favourites.

Best Comedy Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

A League of Their Own

Have I Got News For You

Would I Lie To You

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme

Alan Carr Chatty Man

Saturday Night Takeaway

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg

Best Sketch Show

Harry & Paul

Horrible Histories

It’s Kevin


The BBC4 comedy was recently remade for HBO

Best Sitcom

Bad Education

Count Arthur Strong

Getting On

Peep Show

Best New Comedy Programme

Count Arthur Strong




Best Male TV Comic

David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You

James Corden, A League of Their Own

Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You

The pair will be moving to BBC1 with the show in 2014

Best Female TV Comic

Miranda Hart, Room 101

Nina Conti, Live At The Apollo

Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Television Programme

Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc, The Great British Bake Off

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality

Adam Hills, The Last Leg

Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Ant & Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Adam, Alex and Josh will return for a new series of The Last Leg in 2014.

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist

Adam Hills, The Last Leg

Jonny Sweet, Chickens

Steve Delaney, Count Arthur Strong

Tom Basden, Plebs

Best TV Comedy Actor

David Mitchell, Peep Show

Greg Davies, Cuckoo

Jack Whitehall, Fresh Meat

Kevin Eldon, It’s Kevin

Best TV Comedy Actress

Jo Brand, Getting On

Miranda Hart, Miranda

Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On

Zawe Ashton, Fresh Meat

You can see how many of our picks come up trumps when the ceremony is shown live at 9.00pm on Thursday 12th December on Channel 4.

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