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Encyclopedia > British Comedy Awards

The British Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year. The awards began in 1990, and are shown live on ITV1, in December. Michael Parkinson presented the inaugrual ceremony at the London Palladium. The show is now staged at London Studios. All subsequent shows have been presented by Jonathan Ross. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... This article is about the year. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Michael Parkinson CBE (born March 28, 1935) is a British journalist and television presenter. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is one of the most famous of Londons West End theatres. ... On screen caption used by LWT showing the London Studios The London Studios is a television studio complex on Londons South Bank next to the Royal National Theatre. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


With a potent mix of comedians and alcohol, the ceremony is often a riotous affair.


On many years, the night has been given a dress and set 'theme' (Wild West, classical Greek, various fancy dress, etc.), although in more recent years this has generally been dropped.

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Memorable moments

  • Jonathan Ross's in-podium autocue monitor being ripped out by award-winner Michael Barrymore
  • 1993: Award-presenter Julian Clary joked that he'd just been fisting Norman Lamont (the joke caused great controversy and nearly ended Clary's career) [1]
  • 1994: Spike Milligan called long-time fan Prince Charles a grovelling little bastard on hearing the Prince's tribute to him when he came to the podium to collect his Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2000: The late Nigel Hawthorne accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of Alan Bennett only to be greeted by a drunken Caroline Aherne yelling Get on with it! during his recount of Mr Bennett's statement. Hawthorne took it to heart, prompting the audience to cheer after his retort of Would you like to come do this yourself madame?[2]

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Former Winners

1990

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1991

This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Richard Wilson OBE (born July 9, 1936) is a Scottish actor and theatre director, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the popular BBC situation comedy One Foot in the Grave. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket Patricia Routledge, CBE (born February 17, 1929) is a popular British actress, best known for television roles such as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances. ... Gordon Angus Deayton (born January 6, 1956) is an English comic actor and television presenter. ... Clive Anderson Clive Anderson (10 December 1952) is a former barrister (specialising in criminal law) turned television presenter from the United Kingdom. ... Whose Line Is It Anyway? is an improvised and largely unscripted comedy game show. ... Drop the Dead Donkey was a situation comedy that ran on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1998. ... Clive Anderson Clive Anderson (10 December 1952) is a former barrister (specialising in criminal law) turned television presenter from the United Kingdom. ... Mel Smith Mel Smith is an English actor, film director, writer, producer born in London on December 3, 1952) He attended New College, Oxford. ... Griff Rhys Jones on Not The Nine OClock News Griff Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a British writer and actor. ... James Jim Roderick Moir, more commonly known by the pseudonym Vic Reeves, (born January 24, 1959) is an English comedian, best known through his double act with Bob Mortimer (see Vic and Bob). ... Robert Bob Renwick Mortimer (born May 23, 1959 in Middlesbrough, England), is an English comedian and actor who is best known for his double act with Vic Reeves (see Vic and Bob). ... Home Alone is a classic 1990 holiday film starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to France for a Christmas vacation. ... On The Hour was a British radio programme that parodied current affairs broadcasting, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 1991 and 1992. ... Jack Dee (born September 24, 1962 in Petts Wood, Kent[1]) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sardonic, deadpan style. ... Jeremy Hardy (born 17 July 1961) is a British alternative comedian. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... General John Sullivan John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 – January 23, 1795) was an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress. ... Beryl Reid was the daughter of Scottish parents and grew up in industrial Manchester, England. ... George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ...

1992

Bottom can refer to: In general, the lowermost part (see Wiktionary:Bottom). ... David Jason in A Touch of Frost. ... The Darling Buds of May was a British television series which was first broadcast between 1991 and 1993 on ITV. It was a comedy set in an idylic rural 1950s Kent, among a large, boisterous family. ... Stephanie Cole, in character as Diana Trent on Waiting for God. ... Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965 in Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross), is a Scottish film, television and stage actor, best known for his film roles in GoldenEye, as Boris Grishenko; in X2: X-Men United, as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler; and on the stage with his Tony Award-winning performance as... Paul Merton on the Room 101 set Paul Merton (born January 17, 1957) is a British actor, deadpan comedian and writer, who is best known as a panellist on Have I Got News For You and Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4 and as the host of Room 101. ... Les Dawson (2 February 1931 - 10 June 1993) was a popular Lancashire comedian, known for his deadpan style. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... DVD - Series 1 to 6 Men Behaving Badly was a very popular British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 on ITV but moved to BBC One (and a later timeslot) from the third series onwards. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Desmonds. ... Murder Most Horrid was a British television comedy starring comedian Dawn French. ... People with the name Chris Evans include: Chris Evans, a British television presenter, radio DJ, and celebrity Chris Evans, an Australian politician Chris Evans, an American actor Chris Evans, a British artist Chris Evans, a South African artist and microbiologist This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that... Hear My Song is a 1991 film, written by the actors Peter Chelsom (who directed) and Adrian Dunbar (who plays the lead), based on the true story of legendary Irish tenor, Josef Locke. ... Joanne Brand was born 3rd May 1957 in Hastings, East Sussex. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... David Renwick (born September 4, 1951 in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK) is a British television writer, best known for creation of the sitcom One Foot in the Grave and the mystery series Jonathan Creek Before beginning his full-time comedy writing career, he worked as a journalist on his home town... Eric Sykes in the Sykes TV series (DVD) The Plank (DVD cover) Eric Sykes, CBE (born May 4, 1923 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a British comedic writer and actor. ...

1993

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1994

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1995

Father Ted is a popular 1990s television situation comedy set around the lives of three priests on the fictional extremely remote Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. ... Martin Clunes as Doc Martin Martin Clunes (born, Alexander Martin Clunes, 28 November 1961) is an English actor. ... DVD - Series 1 to 6 Men Behaving Badly was a very popular British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 on ITV but moved to BBC One (and a later timeslot) from the third series onwards. ... Caroline Quentin (born June 11, 1961, in Reigate) is an English actress. ... DVD - Series 1 to 6 Men Behaving Badly was a very popular British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 on ITV but moved to BBC One (and a later timeslot) from the third series onwards. ... Ardal OHanlon as Father Dougal McGuire Ardal OHanlon (born 8 October 1965 at Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, in the Republic of Ireland) is a comedian and actor, best known for his role as Father Dougal McGuire in the comedy television series Father Ted. ... Father Ted is a popular 1990s television situation comedy set around the lives of three priests on the fictional extremely remote Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. ... Victoria Wood OBE (born 19 May 1953) is an English comedian, actress, singer and writer. ... There have been several well-known people named John Bird, including: John Bird (actor) John Bird (astronomer) John Bird (politician) ... John Fortune (born June 30, 1939) is a British satirist, comedian writer and actor. ... Cover for, Im Sorry I Havent a Clue Collection 1 (Volumes 1-3). From left-to-right, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Humphrey Lyttelton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Edmonds presenting Top of the Pops Noel Ernest Edmonds (born December 22, 1948 in Ilford) is a British television presenter, DJ and executive who made his name on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. Edmonds also worked closely with Richard L Lewis who produced and wrote various programmes Edmonds worked... People with the name Chris Evans include: Chris Evans, a British television presenter, radio DJ, and celebrity Chris Evans, an Australian politician Chris Evans, an American actor Chris Evans, a British artist Chris Evans, a South African artist and microbiologist This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that... Jack Dee (born September 24, 1962 in Petts Wood, Kent[1]) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sardonic, deadpan style. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... Drop the Dead Donkey was a situation comedy that ran on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1998. ... Dont Forget Your Toothbrush is a television entertainment show originally broadcast in Britain in 1994, and has also been adapted in Australia, France, Germany, Norway, the United States, and the Netherlands. ... Poster for the movie Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 film directed by Woody Allen. ... Joanne Brand was born 3rd May 1957 in Hastings, East Sussex. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... Andy Hamilton is a British comedian, game show panelist, director and comedy scriptwriter for television and radio. ... Bruce Forsyth, CBE (born Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson on 22 February 1928) is an English showman and entertainer who achieved celebrity on the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and has since presented the television shows Play Your Cards Right, The Generation Game, and Strictly Come Dancing. ... Bob Monkhouse presenting Celebrity Squares (Image copyright British Film Institute) Robert Allen Monkhouse OBE (June 1, 1928 – December 29, 2003), was an English entertainer in the traditional sense, though primarily known as a comedian and game show host. ... Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937–9 January 1995) was an English satirist, writer and comedian who is widely regarded as the leading figure in the British satire boom of the 1960s. ...

1996

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1997

It has been suggested that Scorchio be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... David Jason in A Touch of Frost. ... Only Fools and Horses was a long-running British television sit-com, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were broadcast between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... Dawn French CBE (born 11 October 1957 in Holyhead, Wales) is a Welsh comedian and actress best known as one half of the comic duo French & Saunders, the other half being Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous fame. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis, and written by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Father Ted is a popular 1990s television situation comedy set around the lives of three priests on the fictional extremely remote Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. ... Caroline Aherne (born December 24, 1963, Manchester, England) is an English comedienne. ... Cover of Cilla Blacks 1966 album Cilla Sings a Rainbow. ... Paul Whitehouse (born 17 May 1959 in Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales) is a British comedian and actor, well known for his work with Harry Enfield and as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show, The Fast Show. ... The Full Monty is a 1997 comedy film, a story of six unemployed British steel workers who decide to form a male striptease act. ... Only Fools and Horses was a long-running British television sit-com, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were broadcast between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... The Larry Sanders Show was a satirical television series that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred former stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as the shows vain, self-obsessed, neurotic host, Larry Sanders. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... Father Ted is a popular 1990s television situation comedy set around the lives of three priests on the fictional extremely remote Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... Jack Dee (born September 24, 1962 in Petts Wood, Kent[1]) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sardonic, deadpan style. ... Only Fools and Horses was a long-running British television sit-com, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were broadcast between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... Ray Galton, OBE (born 1930) and Alan Simpson, OBE (born 1929) are British scriptwriters who met in 1948 at a Tuberculosis sanatorium in London. ... Alan Simpson could be one half of Galton and Simpson Alan Simpson the British politician Alan K. Simpson the American politician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Stanley Baxter, (born May 24, 1926 in Glasgow, Scotland), is a comic actor and impressionist, best known for his UK TV shows. ...

1998

Goodness Gracious Me was a BBC English language sketch show originally on BBC Radio 4 and later on BBC TWO, based on four Indian-British actors: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. ... The Royle Family is a popular BBC television situation comedy (sitcom) that ran for three series between 1998 and 2000. ... Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word cover. ... Emma Chambers (born on 11 March 1964 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England) is an English actress who appeared in the movie Notting Hill. ... Dylan Moran (born November 3, 1971 in Navan, County Meath, Ireland) is an Irish comedian, actor and writer. ... Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word cover. ... Who Wants to be a Millionaire is also the title of an episode of Only Fools and Horses. ... Harry Enfield Harry Enfield (born May 30, 1961 in Sussex, England) is a comedian educated at Derwent College at the University of York who quickly came to prominence after appearing on Channel 4s Saturday Live in a number of different personae created with Paul Whitehouse. ... Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sooty the Puppet Sooty is a British puppet and childrens book character popular in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and other countries. ... // In the study of mythology and religion, the underworld is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term afterlife, referring to any place to which newly dead souls go. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1998 films | British films ... Old Harrys Game is a UK radio comedy written and directed by Andy Hamilton, who also plays the cynical, world-weary (or is that underworld-weary) Satan (Old Harry was one of many names for the devil). ... Tommy Tiernan Tommy Tiernan is an Irish comedian, actor and writer, born in 1970, in Navan, County Meath. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... Denis Norden (born 1922) is a British comedy writer and television presenter. ... Frank Muir (5 February 1920 - 2 January 1998) was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality, and raconteur. ... One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... Dame Thora Hird (May 28, 1911 - March 15, 2003) was a veteran British actress born in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe. ...

1999

dinnerladies was a British sitcom written and co-produced by and starring Victoria Wood. ... Ricky Tomlinson is a British actor, born in Blackpool but a long-time resident of Liverpool. ... The Royle Family is a popular BBC television situation comedy (sitcom) that ran for three series between 1998 and 2000. ... Caroline Aherne (born December 24, 1963, Manchester, England) is an English comedienne. ... The Royle Family is a popular BBC television situation comedy (sitcom) that ran for three series between 1998 and 2000. ... Mrs Merton and Malcolm was a six episode BBC1 sitcom produced by Granada and written by Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash and Henry Normal. ... Sacha Noam Baron Cohen [1] (born October 13, 1971) is an English comedian and actor notable for his successful and controversial comic characters, including Ali G (a junglist from West Staines, England), Borat (a Kazakh reporter) and Bruno (a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter). ... The Eleven OClock Show was a television comedy programme on Channel 4. ... Jessica Stevenson is an English actress and writer, most renowned as one of the creators of the sitcom Spaced. ... Spaced was a British television situation comedy written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, directed by Edgar Wright, and broadcast on Channel 4. ... The Royle Family is a popular BBC television situation comedy (sitcom) that ran for three series between 1998 and 2000. ... Paul Merton on the Room 101 set Paul Merton (born January 17, 1957) is a British actor, deadpan comedian and writer, who is best known as a panellist on Have I Got News For You and Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4 and as the host of Room 101. ... Big Train is a surreal television comedy sketch show written by the creators of the more successful Father Ted, Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... So Graham Norton was a British television programme, hosted by Irish personality Graham Norton. ... The Royle Family is a popular BBC television situation comedy (sitcom) that ran for three series between 1998 and 2000. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... Notting Hill is a district of London located to the west of the centre and close to the north-western corner of Hyde Park. ... The Larry Sanders Show was a satirical television series that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred former stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as the shows vain, self-obsessed, neurotic host, Larry Sanders. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... The Sunday Format, BBC Radio 4s first high-quality weekend broadsheet newspaper, is a British satirical radio comedy. ... Mark Bill Bailey (born 1964, Bath, England) is an English comedian, actor, and musician known for appearing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI: Quite Interesting and Black Books as well as his stand up comedy. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley and some of the worst movies of the past decade or so such as Four Weddings and a Funeral... Broadway Poster of Dame Edna Everage John Barry Humphries AO (b. ... Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker The Two Ronnies was a British sketch show that aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. ...

2000

dinnerladies was a British sitcom written and co-produced by and starring Victoria Wood. ... Peter Kay as Mr Softy, one of the 15 characters he played in That Peter Kay Thing That Peter Kay Thing was a series of six spoof documentaries shown on Channel 4 in the UK. Set in and around Bolton, these followed the lives of different characters and starred Peter... Nesbitt (back, second from right) James Nesbitt (born January 15, 1965) also known as Jimmy Nesbitt, is an actor from Broughshane in Northern Ireland. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... Sue Johnston (born 7 December 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire, England) is a British actress. ... The Royle Family is a popular BBC television situation comedy (sitcom) that ran for three series between 1998 and 2000. ... Rob Brydon (born Robert Jones, May 3, 1965, Swansea) is a Welsh actor and comedian most famous for his role as Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff and The Keith Barret Show. ... Marion and Geoff was a BBC television comedy starring Rob Brydon as Keith Barret, a naïve cab driver going through a messy divorce from his wife, Marion, who, though he failed to realise it, had had a long-standing affair with his best friend, Geoff. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Big Impression is a British comedy sketch show. ... East is East was a movie (released in 1999) of a mixed Pakistani-English household in Salford, Manchester in 1971. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis, and mostly written by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. ... Sean Lock (born 1963) is an English comedian. ... SMTV Live (an abbreviation of Saturday Morning Television Live also written SM:TV Live and in early promotional material SMTV://live) was a British Saturday morning childrens television programme, first broadcast on ITV1 on 29 August 1998 and last broadcast on 27 December 2003. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... Victoria Wood OBE (born 19 May 1953) is an English comedian, actress, singer and writer. ... Published by Faber/Profile Books in 2005 Alan Bennett (born May 9, 1934) is an English author and actor famous for his work, schoolboy-like appearance and his sonorous Yorkshire accent. ...

2001

One Foot in the Grave was a popular BBC television situation comedy series written by David Renwick. ... The Office is the name of two television comedy shows created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. ... Rob Brydon (born Robert Jones, May 3, 1965, Swansea) is a Welsh actor and comedian most famous for his role as Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff and The Keith Barret Show. ... Human remains refer to portions of a human body that are left after a person dies. ... Ronni Ancona Ronni Ancona (born 1968 in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland) is an impressionist who has become one of the most popular and well known entertainers in the UK. She is of Sephardic Jewish origin. ... Michael Joseph Pennington (born on September 11, 1971), better known as Johnny Vegas, is an English comedian from the Merseyside town of St. ... Christopher Graham Collins more commonly known by the pseudonym Frank Skinner (born 28 January 1957) is an English comedian. ... Bob and Rose is a British television drama, originally screened in six one-hour episodes on the ITV network in the UK in the autumn of 2001. ... So Graham Norton was a British television programme, hosted by Irish personality Graham Norton. ... This article is about the sitcom. ... A dead ringer is slang for a doppelgänger. ... Best in Show can refer to the following: The overall winner among many competitors, usually based on appearance or quality, such as at a dog show The mockumentary movie about dog shows, Best in Show This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Victoria Wood OBE (born 19 May 1953) is an English comedian, actress, singer and writer. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... Russell T. Davies, pictured in 2003. ... David Jason in A Touch of Frost. ...

2002

The Office is the name of two television comedy shows created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. ... The Kumars at No. ... Ricky Dene Gervais (pronounced IPA: ), born June 25, 1961, is an Emmy, Golden Globe and three-time BAFTA winning English comic writer and performer from Reading, Berkshire, England. ... The Office is the name of two television comedy shows created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. ... Kathy Burke (born June 13, 1964) is a British actress. ... Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) is a song by ABBA. Gimme Gimme Gimme was a BBC television comedy by Tiger Productions that ran for 3 series between 1999 and 2001. ... Kris Marshall (born April 1973) is an English actor. ... My Family is a: Name of a British sitcom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is a popular British comedy-drama series about a group of seven British migrant construction workers: Wayne, Dennis, Oz, Bomber, Barry, Neville and Moxey, who are living and working on a German building site. ... V Graham Norton was a ground-breaking entertainment programme shown on Channel 4 in the UK starring Graham Norton. ... Six Feet Under was a popular and critically acclaimed American television drama produced by HBO. It first aired on June 3, 2001 and concluded its fifth and final season on August 21, 2005. ... Bend It Like Beckham is a British film released in 2002 and re-released in America in March, 2003, directed by Gurinder Chadha based on the screenplay she wrote with Paul Berges and Guljit Bindra. ... Peter Kays Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working mens club in the northern English town of Bolton. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born May 5, 1943) is an English comedian, actor and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ...

2003

Generally, coupling means a mechanical connection between two things. ... My New Best Friend was a British Comedy broadcast on Channel 4 during 2003. ... Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Ronni Ancona Ronni Ancona (born 1968 in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland) is an impressionist who has become one of the most popular and well known entertainers in the UK. She is of Sephardic Jewish origin. ... David Walliams as Sebastian Love (right), assistant to Prime Minister (Anthony Stewart Head) in Little Britain David Walliams (born David Williams, 20 August 1971 in Surrey) is a British comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain. ... Little Britain is a highly successful character-based BBC radio and television sketch show written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. ... Ant (left) and Dec appearing in an ITV 1 ident. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is a chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. ... Malcolm in the Middle is an American situation comedy created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... Calendar Girls is a British film of 2003, based on the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produce a nude calendar to raise money for charity, under the auspices of the Womens Institute. ... Ant and Decs Saturday Night Takeaway is a television programme shown in the UK on Saturday evenings. ... Jimmy Perry (1923- ) is a writer and actor, most famous for writing the BBC sitcom Dads Army with David Croft. ... David Croft (born September 7, 1922 in Sandbanks, United Kingdom) is a writer, producer and actor. ...

2004

Little Britain is a highly successful character-based BBC radio and television sketch show written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Matt Lucas Matt Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is a British comedy actor. ... David Walliams as Sebastian Love (right), assistant to Prime Minister (Anthony Stewart Head) in Little Britain David Walliams (born David Williams, 20 August 1971 in Surrey) is a British comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain. ... Caroline Quentin (born June 11, 1961, in Reigate) is an English actress. ... Catherine Tate (born Catherine Ford on 12 May 1968) is an English actor and comedienne whose acclaimed BBC Two sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show began in 2004. ... Ant (left) and Dec appearing in an ITV 1 ident. ... Ant and Decs Saturday Night Takeaway is a television programme shown in the UK on Saturday evenings. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... School of Rock is a 2003 comedy film starring Jack Black. ... Little Britain is a highly successful character-based BBC radio and television sketch show written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954 in Portland, Oregon; his family name is pronounced , rhyming with gaining and raining) is an Emmy-winning American cartoonist and the creator of the American animated television series The Simpsons [1] and Futurama, as well as the comic strip Life in Hell. ... French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show starring and written by comedy team Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and is also the name by which they are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ...

2005

Little Britain is a highly successful character-based BBC radio and television sketch show written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. ... The Thick of It is a British comedy television series, which satirises the inner workings of modern British government. ... Chris Langham (born 14 April 1949) is a British writer and comedian. ... Ashley Jensen is a comic performer, born in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. ... Ashley Jensen is a comic performer, born in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... X Factor may refer to: X-Factor for the comic book superheroes owned and published by Marvel Comics The X Factor (album) for the 1995 album by Iron Maiden The X Factor (television series) for British singing talent search television series, also franchised to Australia ... Shameless is an offbeat British comedic drama television series set in Gorton, Manchester, England. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A festival is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community. ... Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway is a television programme shown in the UK on Saturday evenings on ITV1 (and repeated on ITV2). ... Matt Lucas Matt Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is a British comedy actor. ... David Walliams as Sebastian Love (right), assistant to Prime Minister (Anthony Stewart Head) in Little Britain David Walliams (born David Williams, 20 August 1971 in Surrey) is a British comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain. ... Julie Walters as Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Julia Mary Walters (born February 22, 1950) is a British actor of Irish Catholic extraction, mainly associated with comedy and character roles. ... Victoria Wood OBE (born 19 May 1953) is an English comedian, actress, singer and writer. ...

2006

A peep show or peepshow is an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass. ... Star Stories is a television comedy programme and takes a satirical look at celebrities and their lives. ... Stephen Merchant (born November 24, 1974 in Bristol, England) is an Emmy and three-time BAFTA writer, director and comedic actor. ... Extras is a sitcom about extras working on movie sets and theatre. ... Catherine Tate (born Catherine Ford on 12 May 1968) is an English actor and comedienne whose acclaimed BBC Two sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show began in 2004. ... The Catherine Tate Show is an award-winning television sketch comedy which airs on BBC Two. ... Russell Edward Brand (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex, England) is an English stand-up comedian and television personality, best known for hosting the E4 discussion show Big Brothers EForum, now known as Big Brothers Big Mouth. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh pop singer who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer. ... The Charlotte Church Show is an entertainment television show presented by Welsh singer Charlotte Church broadcast each Friday on Channel 4 from September 1, 2006. ... Harry Hills TV Burp is a British television comedy programme, produced by Avalon Television for ITV1, and hosted by the comedian Harry Hill. ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American sitcom starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David. ... Little Britain is a highly successful character-based BBC radio and television sketch show written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. ... Ant and Decs Saturday Night Takeaway is a television programme shown in the UK on Saturday evenings. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Harry Hills TV Burp is a British television comedy programme, produced by Avalon Television for ITV1, and hosted by the comedian Harry Hill. ... dsadsadsadsda ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sacha Noam Baron Cohen [1] (born October 13, 1971) is an English comedian and actor notable for his successful and controversial comic characters, including Ali G (a junglist from West Staines, England), Borat (a Kazakh reporter) and Bruno (a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter). ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JGdLWzzDJw
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skAuHWpoQ_A
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTmthUNQSUs

External links

  • British Comedy Awards website

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