Who Run The World? Women Dominate The Chortle Live Comedy Awards


It's about damn time funny women are getting the recognition they deserve.

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After doubting ourselves for years due to Jaz's shock revelation in Angus Thongs that "boys don't like girls for funniness," Mrs. Kim in Gilmore Girl's bombshell that again, "boys don't like funny girls," and almost any portrayal of a women in any movie ever, women soon realised that we're not funny for the purpose of men's entertainment... we're funny because we're f**king funny.

We also stopped caring what the hell men think, DOWN WITH THE PATRIARCHY!

Which is why when women finally get the recognition they deserve in the comedy scene, it's a pretty huge deal.

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In this year's Chortle live comedy awards, for the first time EVER, women scooped up more than half the categories.

PLUS, the amazing Kiri Pritchard-Mclean was the ONLY contestant to snatch two awards, best MC, and best club comedian. Hooray for women!

Other females who smashed the competition include breakthrough act winner Mae Martin, Flo & Joan taking the music and variety award, and Hannah Gadsby, for her show Nanette!

Male winners of the night include Greg James, Robert Webb, and Joe Lycett. Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia picked up event of the year, and Jordan Brookes won comedians’ comedian!

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Check out the full list of winners below.

Live awards:

Best Newcomer - Rob Kemp

Best Compere - Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Breakthrough Act - Mae Martin

Club Comedian - Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Character, Improv & Sketch - Natalie Palamides

Music & Variety - Flo & Joan

Best Show - Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Best Tour - Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

Comedian’s Comedian - Jordan Brookes

Event Of The Year - Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia

Offstage Contribution - Hot Water Comedy Club

Other media:

TV Comedian - Joe Lycett

Book Award - How Not To Be A Boy By Robert Webb

Internet Award - Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Radio Award - Mark Steel's In Town

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