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NATIONAL COMEDY AWARDS LONGLIST REVEALED

Channel 4 has launched The National Comedy Awards, revealing a longlist featuring many TV shows and comedians.

Aiming to celebrate ‘the UK’s most brilliant comedy content and creators’, the new awards are being seen by some as a replacement for The British Comedy Awards, which ran from 1990 to 2014, with Channel 4 broadcasting the show from 2011.

The results of the new awards will be based purely on a public vote and will link to Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer charity drive.

Voting is now open on longlists across a range of categories, with shortlists set to be calculated and revealed in November. The winners will then be announced at a ceremony in December, which will be broadcast on Channel 4.

Producers confirm: ‘On 15th December 2021, The National Comedy Awards For Stand Up To Cancer will bring together the nation’s best-loved comedians and comedy stars for a truly special night filled with laughter at the iconic Roundhouse, London.’

Below are the longlists in full, with the voting system now live here.

Best Comedy Entertainment Series

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (the late Sean Lock and Jon Richardson)

Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club

The Stand Up Sketch Show (various artists)

Rob & Romesh Vs (Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan)

Hypothetical (Josh Widdicombe)

The Ranganation (Romesh Ranganathan)

Hypothetical (Josh Widdicombe)

Mock The Week (Dara O Briain)

There’s Something About Movies (Alan Carr, Tom Allen)

Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson (Jon Richardson, Judi Love)

The Last Leg (Josh Widdicombe and Adam Hills)

A League of Their Own (Romesh Ranganathan)

Hypothetical (Josh Widdicombe)

Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure (Rosie Jones)

Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance

Rosie Jones – Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure

Judi Love – Sorry, I Didn’t Know

Suzi Ruffell – Yesterday, Today and The Day Before

Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance

Dara O Briain – Mock the Week

Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation

Sean Lock – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Jonathan Ross – Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club

Josh Widdicombe – The Last Leg

Tom Allen – There’s Something About Movies

Rob Beckett – Rob & Romesh Vs

Alan Carr – There’s Something About Movies

Adam Hills – The Last Leg

Best Scripted Comedy Series

Meet the Richardsons – with Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont

Outstanding Comedy Actor

Jon Richardson – Meet The Richardsons

Outstanding Supporting Role

Romesh Ranganathan – King Gary

Best Stand Up Show

Michael McIntyre – Big World Tour

Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynic’s Mixtape

Jack Dee – Off The Telly

Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much

Jon Richardson – The Knitwit

Kerry Godliman – Bosh

Joel Dommett – Unapologetic (If That’s OK?)

Alan Carr – Regional Trinket

Suzi Ruffell – Dance Like Everyone’s Watching

Rob Beckett – Wallop

Best Comedy Podcast

Parenting Hell (Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe)

Like Minded Friends (Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell)

Wolf and Owl (Romesh Ranganathan and Tom Davis)

My Therapist Ghosted Me (Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams)

Evil Genius (Russell Kane)

Life’s A Beach (Alan Carr)

The Comedy Breakthrough Award

Judi Love

Joanne McNally

Rosie Jones