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Chortle Awards 2010: results announced

23rd March 2010

Sarah Millican became the first woman to win the Chortle 'Best Headliner' gong last night at the annual comedy awards bash in London.

Michael McIntyre also triumphed, picking up two awards for 'Best Tour' and a TV award for his comedy roadshow.

Comedy club Knock 2 Bag must have been chuffed with the results - they won 'Best Small London Venue' for their club at Bar FM in Shepherd's Bush and the Tabernacle - where their Notting Hill branch is based - was voted 'Best Large London Venue'.

While interviewing 'Best Newcomer' nominee Joe Lycett last week, Spoonfed learned that he was nervous about the upcoming ceremony. He needn't have worried as he beat fellow nominees Ivo Graham, Naz Osmanaglu and Gareth Richards to the title.

Idiots of Ants, who lost out on an Edinburgh Comedy Award last year, had some compensation last night as they were named 'Best sketch act' and Nica Burns - who directs and produces the annual Edinburgh Comedy Awards - recieved a gong for 'Best off-stage contribution'.

Winners were decided by Chortle readers after a shortlist was drawn up by a panel of comedy critics.

Here is a complete list of the night's winners:

Best Newcomer

Joe Lycett

Breakthrough act

Kevin Bridges

Best compere

Jarred Christmas

Venue awards

Scotland: Edinburgh Stand

The North: XS Malarkey

Midlands and the East: Glee Birmingham

Wales and the West: Komedia Bath

The South: Upstairs At The Three And Ten

London large: Tabernacle

London small: Knock 2 Bag at Bar FM

Best sketch or character act

Idiots Of Ants

Best headliner

Sarah Millican

Best off-stage contribution

Nica Burns

Award for innovation

Kim Noble

Best music or variety act

Tim Minchin

Best show

Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter To Richard Branson

Best tour

Michael McIntyre

TV and radio award

Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow

Best DVD

Rhod Gilbert’s Award-Winning Mince Pie

Outstanding contribution to comedy

Armando Iannucci

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