The British Comedy Awards is an annual event in the United Kingdom to acknowledge the notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year. Host Jonathan Ross kicked off the show from Wembley, north-west London with a series of jokes. Jack Whitehall took home the top prize at the British Comedy Awards for the third consecutive year. Read on for further details.
The 26-year-old was voted King of Comedy by the public, leaving behind Graham Norton, David Mitchell, Greg Davies, Lee Mack and Jo Brand. Norton and Harry Enfield won two awards each at the gala. The 51-year-old chat show host won Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme. Enfield took home the Best TV Comedy Actor award and Best Sketch Show for Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos. They shared the best moments on Twitter:
Other big winners included Monty Python, who received the British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, following their recent reunion at The O2. Elsewhere, The "IT Crowd" star Katherine Parkinson won Best TV Comedy Actress, Mack was handed Best Male TV Comic, while Aisling Bea took the Best Female TV Comic gong.
The British Comedy Awards aired on Dec. 17, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. on Channel 4.
See the full list of winners at this year's British Comedy Awards below:
King of Comedy
Best TV Comedy Actor
Best TV Comedy Actress
Best Male TV Comic
Best Female TV Comic
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Best Comedy Film
"The Inbetweeners 2"
Best International Comedy Programme
Best Sketch Show
Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos
Best Comedy Panel Show
"Would I Lie to You?"
Best Comedy Drama
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
"The Graham Norton Show"
Best Internet Comedy Programme
Best New Comedy
"Toast of London"
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award
Brendan O'Carroll, "Mrs Brown's Boys"
British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
And that’s it for 2014 British Comedy Awards update. For more updates on upcoming events, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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