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Michelle Mullane + Seymour Mace with Johnny Vegas
Michelle Mullane + Seymour Mace

North West Comedy Awards - the winners!

Who's made you laugh in the North West over the past twelve months? The results are in and the judging is done for the 2004 North West Comedy Awards. And the winners are...


Best Comedy Content in a Radio Show

The award for the funniest consistent comedy moments in either a breakfast show, comedy radio show or play, or radio series went to...

BBC GMR's Michelle Around Midnight

who beat off competition from Mark and Lard, Night Class - Johnny Vegas, Tony Pitts and Tony Burgess, Spanking New on Radio 7

Best Breakthrough Act in Comedy

Seymour Mace
Comedian Seymour Mace

This award was given to the best breakthrough comedian or performer who the NWCA2004 judges consider to have made the biggest impact on the North West and national comedy circuit in the recent few months or years.

Seymour Mace

who took the award ahead of John Warburton, Dan Nightingale, Dominic Woodward

Best Stand Up on the North West Comedy Circuit

This award was for the seasoned and professional stand up comedian who the NWCA2004 judges consider to have forged a consistent, continued and successful career in this purest form of comedy entertainment.

John Bishop

who won over Tony Burgess, Roger Monkhouse, Alan Carr

Best Comedic Performance on Film and TV

Mark Benton
Mark Benton

The vote for the best comedy performance in a series, one off show or movie by an artist from the North West went to...

Mark Benton in Early Doors

ahead of Craig Cash in Early Doors, David Threlfall in Shameless, Johnny Vegas on Jonathan Ross

Best Comedic Performance in Soap

This catagory was voted for by audiences and went to...

Alex Carter

Best Comedy Club

Says exactly what it does on the box! It’s not just the venue but what the club gives to its customers and to the growth of comedy as culture throughout the region. The winner was...

XS Malarky

who fought of stiff competition from The Buzz, Comedy Store, Frog and Bucket, Rawhide, Slaughter House

Best Touring Comedy Production / Show

Any show which has appeared or taken place in the North West at a theatre or comedy venue could be considered. The winner was...

Mum wants a Bungalow - Peter Kay

ahead of Live in the North West - John Bishop, Slaughter House - Gary Morris, Steve Ryal, Martin Pemberton, Andrew Willson and Ian Wilkinson, Unbroadcastable Radio Show - John Warburton, Toby Hadoke, Alfie Joey, Helen Copley, Peter Slater & Tony Kinsella

Best Comedy Writing

Phil Mealey and Craig Cash (Early Doors)
Phil Mealey and Craig Cash (Early Doors)

This award was to celebrate the finest and funniest in comedy writing – from plays to TV sketches to radio, stand up to sitcom. The winner was...

Craig Cash and Phil Mealey for Early Doors

who beat Paul Abbott for Shameless, Tony Burgess for Night Class and John Warburton, Toby Hadoke, Alfie Joey, Helen Copley, Peter Slater & Tony Kinsella for Unbroadcastable Radio Show.

Les Dawson Award For Services To Comedy

A special award to recognise the contribution of one individual to North West comedy. It was presented to...

Agraman (for his efforts at The Buzz club and beyond)

last updated: 29/10/04
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J Ellis
So glad that Craig Cash, Phil Mealey have had some recognition for the funniest comedy on TV for years, and a what a great cast! Well done

kitty westsmith
whatever happened to hovis presley of bolton?

Funny Guy
I have to agree with 'comedy fan', The GMR show michelle @ Midnight is really quite poor and amateurish. Unless this is ironic, and that the comedy is unintended, then perhaps it is deserved. How Mark & Lard didn't win is beyond me, but they are comedians as well as DJs where Mullane has a token, usually extremely unfunny, comedian on her show. The show is really quite poor and makes these awards seem pretty irrelevant.

Mark Garner aka Gordo
As the Publisher of ManchesterConfidential.com, the organisers of the event, i would just like to give a vote of thanks to the comedians and celebs at the event on Thursday. Super Lawyer Lisa Beitch said it the best. 'They were really great, talking to everyone, in fact it felt like we were all good friends having a party!' Manchester proves itself yet once again.

Comedy fan
Category judge: BBC GMR's Michelle Mullane. Winner: Michelle Mullane for Michelle around Midnight on BBC GMR. right, yeah. Has anyone actually heard this show? It's terrible. Johnny Vegas, and Mark and Lard in particular brought brilliantly funny comedy moments to their radio shows, so why not them?

Dave Spikey
A brilliant night, well done to all the organisers who were brilliant and especially that guy who was hosting the table, he was great!

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