This years’ ceremony marked the 25th year of the awards as they continue to celebrate the best and brightest in British Comedy. Jonathan Ross hosted the British Comedy Awards 2014. Read on for the highlights of British Comedy Awards 2014.
In addition to celebration of best in the comedy this year, British Comedy Awards is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research, reviewing standards of care and providing info and advice for the cystic fibrosis community. Visit their website for more details and to find out how to donate: www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk
Host Jonathan Ross kicked off the show from Wembley, Northwest London with one-liner retorts.
"This year, comedy, like Rolf Harris' lawn, has grown and grown," Ross told the audience.
He also made a reference to the Sachsgate affair (the press dubbed the entire episode after Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross called Andrew Sachs on Brands radio show and left "lewd" messages on his answering machine concerning Brands relationship with his granddaughter.)
"I'm sweating like (Jeremy) Clarkson in his last chance saloon," he ridiculed.
"By the way, how many chances does Clarkson get?"
"One unplanned prank phone call and my BBC pass stops working immediately!"
Jack Whitehall is named as King of Comedy 2014. Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Whitehall is one of the UK's most exciting and successful comedy talents. Whitehall could not be present at the ceremony to receive his award but in a pre-taped message along with his father he said: "Thank you so much to all the people that voted for me in this category.It means so much, especially when there were so many talented people nominated for it. We're both very happy about this award", but his father quipped: "I'm not! I voted for Lee Mack."
We have rounded up some of the best jokes delivered at the British Comedy Awards over the years.
- “I’m sure wherever my dad is he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending,” said Jack Whitehall.
- “I’ve been single for so long now, when somebody says to me, 'Who are you with?’, I automatically say: 'Vodafone,” joked Miranda Hart.
- “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks,” ridiculed Stewart Francis.
- “Most of us have a skeleton in the cupboard. David Beckham takes his out in public,” said Andrew Laurence.
- “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” joked Nick Helm.
- “I told the ambulance men the wrong blood type for my ex, so he knows what rejection feels like,” scoff at Pippa Evans at her ex-beau.
- “There are only two conditions where you’re allowed to wake up a woman on a lie-in. It’s snowing or the death of a celebrity,” joked Michael McIntyre.
And that’s it for the 2014 British Comedy Awards update. For more updates on upcoming events, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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