Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Vic & Bob are among the winners of this year’s comedy.co.uk awards.
Decided entirely by audience vote, the winners are:
Best new TV sitcom: Derry Girls
Best returning TV sitcom: Friday Night Dinner
Best TV sketch show: Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out
Best TV panel show: Would I Lie To You?
Best TV entertainment show: Taskmaster
Best TV comedy drama: Inside No. 9
Best radio sitcom: Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show!
Best radio sketch show: Dead Ringers
Best radio panel show: The Unbelievable Truth
Best radio entertainment show: Joe Lycett‘s Obsessions
Comedy of the year: Inside No. 9
On their double win for Inside No 9, Reece Shearsmithand Steve Pemberton said: ‘Having written an episode that highlights how corrupt and meaningless awards are, we’d like to backtrack and say just how important this particular award is to us, and we’re all very moved by it. It’s all down to having the best fans in the business – you stole our hearts. Cheese and Crackers would be over the moon.’
Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning at the BBC, added: ‘British comedy is in robust health with the breadth and excellence of these worthy winners
‘Inside No. 9 is the most inventive and prolific comedy being made in the world right now and it’s terrific for Reece and Steve to get recognised for the sheer quality of what they are able to create and perform.
‘It’s firmly cemented itself as a contemporary classic and getting the double two years running is a great honour, thanks to all the comedy fans.’
The comedy.co.uk awards have been running annually since 2006 and have no judges, with winners decided by rounds of online voitng.