I’m going to have huge trouble with this year’s Chortle Awards as we have so many UA clients in the same categories.Adam Riches, who won the last Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, has not one, but three nominations: Breakthrough Act, Best Show and Best Character or Sketch Act. If you haven’t seen his wonderfully anarchic show Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches, you should not rest until you get a ticket, (possibly not sitting at the front though). He’s at the Soho Theatre in London until the 17th March.
Adam shares the nomination for Best Character or Sketch Act with the fabulous Idiots of Ants (they are the ones with the over 10 million hits on Youtube) .
Tim Key has been nominated for his Masterslut show which featured collections of pithy poems and short stories with some lovely short films. Time Out said it’s subtle, shambolic, occasionally moving and gloriously funny.
And it doesn’t stop there.
Stephen Merchant is nominated for his tour Hello Ladies; Joe Thomas of Inbetweeners fame, and Jack Whitehall star in the hilarious Fresh Meat which is up for Best Television; as is Sorry I’ve Got No Head (masquerades as a children’s show, but is one of the funniest programmes on TV) with Marcus Brigstocke, Nick Mohammed and David Armand.
Tim Key and Nick Mohammed pop up again in the Best Radio category for Party with Jonny Sweet; and The Wrestling starring Andrew Maxwell and yes, Adam Riches has been nominated for the Innovation award.
The voting is open and all you have to do is click the link HERE to start.