Who Won At This Year's National Comedy Awards?
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Who Won At This Year's National Comedy Awards?

Molly Raby March 1, 2023

Since 1990, we have voted for our favourite comedians and funny shows from throughout each year. Now called the National Comedy Awards, it is televised on mainstream TV for all of us to enjoy. So, who came out on top and won at this year’s National Comedy Awards?

What Are The National Comedy Awards?

The awards are an annual show that celebrates comedians on British TV as well as comedy shows and stand-up spectaculars. The show was founded in 1990 when Michael Parkinson presented from the London Palladium.

This year, the show was shown on Channel 4, in conjunction with their charity drive Stand Up To Cancer. It aired on Friday 17 February 2023 from the London Roundhouse.

As he did last year, well-dressed comedian Tom Allen took to the podium as host. His opening monologue had us reeling with laughter as he poked fun at those present.

Like all other award ceremonies, other comedians and TV personalities presented each award. Some of these hosts included Katherine Ryan, Lenny Rush, Rosie Jones and Mathew Baynton to name but a few.

The 2023 Winners

Here are the hilarious people (and great shows) that walked away with the comedy award:

Best Stand-Up Show: Joe Lycett “More, More More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?”

Best Comedy Entertainment Series: Taskmaster

Best Scripted Comedy Series: After Life

Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performer: Katherine Ryan “Backstage With Katherine Ryan”

Outstanding Comedy Actress: Saoirse-Monica Jackson “Derry Girls

Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performer: Lee Mack “Would I Lie To You?”

Outstanding Comedy Actor: Ricky Gervais “After Life”

Outstanding Supporting Role: Diane Morgan “After Life”

Best Comedy Podcast: Shagged Married Annoyed

Best Comedy Panel Show: 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Comedy Breakthrough Award: Lenny Rush, Susan Wokoma, Jordan Gray

Impact in Comedy: Mo Gilligan

Comedy Gamechanger: Joe Lycett

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.