British Comedy Awards 2013

British Comedy Awards 2013
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

You could make a case that TV comedy is having a bit of a moment right now. Go back a few years and there was a dearth of fresh sitcoms and most panel games felt tired. Now we have fizzingly funny scripted shows from Fresh Meat to Man Down. Meanwhile, Would I Lie to You? has evolved into the perfect panel game (though A League of Their Own runs it a raucous second). Graham Norton and Alan Carr cross wits for the chatshow crown. And RT’s own Sarah Millican has devised a blend of stand-up and chat that works like a dream.

This and much more is likely to be up for celebration by Jonathan Ross and the assembled, well-refreshed comedy gods. Nominations were under wraps as we went to press, so we can only hope BBC2’s Count Arthur Strong gets the recognition from his peers he didn’t get in the ratings and that other minority tastes like Peep Show and Getting On have their moments in the sun. But whoever wins the prizes, any ceremony populated by drunken comics is bound to be a blast.

About this programme

Jonathan Ross hosts the annual ceremony honouring the best comedy actors, actresses, entertainment personalities and newcomers, along with the pick of the year's TV and film comedies. Nominees include Miranda Hart, James Corden, Jo Brand, Ant and Dec, Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican.

Cast and crew


Jonathan Ross


John L Spencer
Executive Producer
Danielle Lux
Executive Producer
Murray Boland
Executive Producer
David Taylor
Series Producer
Zoe Cook

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