best comedy show

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Hannah Gadsby  - Nanette / Best Comedy Show 2017 Winner

John Robins  - The Darkness of Robins / Best Comedy Show 2017 Winner
  • 2017 WINNER:
    Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
    John Robins: The Darkness of Robins
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  • Ahir Shah:
    Control
  • Elf Lyons:
    Swan
  • Jordan Brookes:
    Body of Work
  • Mae Martin:
    Dope
  • Mat Ewins:
    Presents Adventureman 7: The Return of Adventureman
  • Sophie Willan:
    Branded
  • Spencer Jones:
    The Audition
Richard Gadd - Monkey See Monkey Do / Best Comedy Show 2016 Winner
Sam Simmons - Spaghetti for Breakfast / Best Comedy Show 2015 Winner
John Kearns - Shtick / Best Comedy Show 2014 Winner
Bridget Christie - A Bic for Her / Best Comedy Show 2013 Winner
Doctor Brown - Befrdfgth / Best Comedy Show 2012 Winner
Adam Riches - Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches / Best Comedy Show 2011 Winner
Russell Kane - Smokescreens and Castles / Best Comedy Show 2010 Winner
Tim Key - The Slutcracker / Best Comedy Show 2009 Winner
David O'Doherty - Let's Comedy / Best Comedy Show 2008 Winner
Brendon Burns - So I Suppose This is Offensive Now / Best Comedy Show 2007 Winner
Phil Nichol - The Naked Racist with his band The Shitsticks / Best Comedy Show 2006 Winner
Laura Solon - Kopfraper's Syndrome / Best Comedy Show 2005 Winner
Jackson's Way - Will Adamsdale / Best Comedy Show 2004 Winner
Demetri Martin - If I / Best Comedy Show 2003 Winner
Daniel Kitson - Something / Best Comedy Show 2002 Winner
Garth Marenghi's Netherhead - Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness and Alice Lowe / Best Comedy Show 2001 Winner
Rich Hall - is Otis Lee Crenshaw with Damian Coldwell and Christian Reilly / Best Comedy Show 2000 Winner
Al Murray The Pub Landlord - And a Glass of White Wine for the Lady / Best Comedy Show 1999 Winner
Tommy Tiernan - Undivine Comedy / Best Comedy Show 1998 Winner
The League Of Gentlemen - Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith / Best Comedy Show 1997 Winner
Dylan Moran - is Indisposed / Best Comedy Show 1996 Winner
Jenny Eclair - Prozac and Tantrums / Best Comedy Show 1995 Winner
Lano & Woodley - Colin Lane and Frank Woodley / Best Comedy Show 1994 Winner
Lee Evans -   / Best Comedy Show 1993 Winner
Steve Coogan - In Character With John Thomson / Best Comedy Show 1992 Winner
Frank Skinner -   / Best Comedy Show 1991 Winner
Sean Hughes - A One Night Stand / Best Comedy Show 1990 Winner
Simon Fanshawe -   / Best Comedy Show 1989 Winner
Jeremy Hardy -   / Best Comedy Show 1988 Winner
Brown Blues - Arnold Brown with Barb Jungr & Michael Parker / Best Comedy Show 1987 Winner
Ben Keaton - Intimate Memoirs of an Irish Taxidermist / Best Comedy Show 1986 Winner
Theatre De Complicité - More Bigger Snacks Now: Tim Barlow, Jos Houben, Marcello Magni, Simon McBurney / Best Comedy Show 1985 Winner
The Brass Band - Loois Tooloose, Jimby, Fritz Frumheimer, The Captain and Buford / Best Comedy Show 1984 Winner
Los Trios Ringbarkus - We Are... Frank Chickens - Kazuko Hohki with Kazumi Taguchi / Best Comedy Show 1983 Winner
Writer's Inc - including Victoria Pile, Jamie Rix, Nick Wilton / Best Comedy Show 1982 Winner
Cambridge Footlights - Penny Dwyer, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, Paul Shearer and Emma Thompson / Best Comedy Show 1981 Winner