CHANNEL 4 RETURN TO THE NATIONAL COMEDY AWARDS AFTER COVID DELAY

After being postponed from its original December date, the National Comedy Awards are due to broadcast on Channel 4 this March.



The winners were originally due to be announced by Tom Allen at a glitzy ceremony at the Camden Roundhouse in London on December 15th, with the ceremony airing exclusively on Channel 4 on Friday 17th.



A Channel 4 spokesperson said at the time: "Due to the uncertainty around the Omicron variant we have decided to postpone this large-scale event." It's now been confirmed that the ceremony will take place on Wednesday 2nd March - an air date for the show it yet to be revealed.


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.


A list of the nominees can be found below...

Best Scripted Comedy Sex Education Ghosts This Way Up Motherland

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 Taskmaster 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) Sandi Toksvig (QI)

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 James Acaster and Ed Gamble My Therapist Ghosted Me Shagged Married Annoyed Rob Beckett & Josh Widdecombe’s Parenting Hell


Best Stand-Up Show Sarah Millican Ricky Gervais Katherine Ryan Mo Gilligan Jason Manford

Comedy Breakthrough Performer Judi Love Joanne McNally Munya Chawawa Rosie Jones Rose Matafeo


More details will be revealed in due course.