The BAFTA nominations for 'verygoodness' in television have been released and this year comedy is doing very nicely thank you.

Mrs Brown's Boys, Rev and Harry Hill's TV Burp all have a couple of noms to their names which they're probably smiling very smugly about right about now but here's what the shortlists look like if you'd like to buff up:

Best sitcoms are Fresh Meat, Mrs Brown's Boys, Friday Night Dinner and Rev

The best comedy programme category features Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe, the Comic Strip revival The Hunt for Tony Blair and The Cricklewood Greats.

When it comes to entertainment performance, comedy wins the day with all shortlisted shows hosted by comedians: Alan Carr Chatty Man, Dara O'Briain on Mock The Week, The Graham Norton Show and Harry Hill's TV Burp.M

And best entertainment programme sees Celebrity Juice, Derren Brown: The Experiments, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Michael McIntyre's Christmas Comedy Roadshow all shortlisted.

Best female performance in a comedy sees nominations for Jennifer Saunders in Absolutely Fabulous, Olivia Colman in Twenty Twelve, Ruth Jones in Stella and Tamsin Greig's Friday Night Dinner.

In the male equivalent, Brendan O'Carroll is shortlisted for Mrs Brown's Boys as are Darren Boyd in Spy, Hugh Bonneville in Twenty Twelve and Tom Hollander for Rev.

We obviously like Stewart Lee so much that we've written a comedian profile of him here, but it also gives us the perfect opportunity to shamelessly sell you his new DVD. Well, almost you can pre-order it here for November (just in time for Christmas). Hurrah everyone. And the winners of the BAFTAs will be announced on 27th May.

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