Justin Lee Collins has regained the title of Funniest Man in Loaded magazine’s Laftas awards, laughing off stiff competition from Dara O’Briain, Harry Hill, Russell Howard and Michael McIntyre.
Justin Lee Collins is the only person to be awarded the title for a second time. He says: “I am chuffed to bits to be picking up this award for the second time – I guess this confirms that the readers of Loaded really do think I’m the Funniest Man. I’m happy with that!”
The satirical force that is Katy Brand collected the Funniest Woman award beating off comedy heavyweights Jo Brand and Sarah Silverman – the only non-Brit comedian to be nominated. Michael McIntyre nabbed the Best Stand Up award beating four times winner Jimmy Carr while Jonathan Ross scooped the award for Funniest TV Personality.
Funniest double act went to Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer after making a triumphant return with hit off the wall panel show Shooting Stars. Funniest Panel Show though went to 8 Out of 10 Cats while The Inbetweeners won the award for Funniest Show on TV.
Loaded Editor Martin Daubney said: “This year’s awards see many of the comedy giants collecting gongs, but no two awards go to the same person. That proves how incredibly diverse British comedy has become, across live stand up, television, radio and film we’re delighted to be celebrating the cream of the crop at this year’s Loaded LAFTAS!”
Sponsored by Durex Ora!, the Loaded Laftas were announced today at London’s exclusive venue, The Cuckoo Club.
The Loaded LAFTAS 2010 Winners in full: (in alphabetical order)
Loaded Legend – Frank Skinner
Funniest Man – WINNER: Justin Lee Collins NOMINEES: Dara O’Briain, Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre
Funniest Woman – WINNER: Katy Brand NOMINEES: Jo Brand , Jo Caulfield, Sarah Silverman, Isy Suttie
Funniest Show On TV – WINNER: The Inbetweeners NOMINEES: Benidorm, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Peep Show
Funniest Comedy Panel Show – WINNER: 8 Out of 10 Cats NOMINEES: Have I got News For You , Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks , Shooting Stars
Funniest Film – WINNER: The Hangover NOMINEES: Bruno, In the Loop, Role Models, Zombieland
Best Stand Up – WINNER: Michael McIntyre NOMINEES: Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford
Funniest Double Act – WINNER: Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer NOMINEES: Adam & Joe, Jedward, Miller & Armstrong, Simon Cowell & Louis Walsh
Funniest Podcast – WINNER: Adam & Joe NOMINEES: Chris Moyles, Frankie Boyle, Rhod Gilbert, Richard Herring
Funniest Radio Sidekick – WINNER: Beccy Huxtable (Radio 1 Drivetime) NOMINEES: Aled Jones (Radio 1 Breakfast), Brian Murphy (Absolute Radio Breakfast), ‘Comedy’ Dave Vitty (Radio 1 Breakfast), Charlie Hedges (Kiss FM Breakfast)
Funniest TV Personality – WINNER: Jonathan Ross NOMINEES: Alan Carr, Richard Hammond, Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady
Funniest Twitterer – WINNER: James Buckley NOMINEES: Richard Bacon, Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross, Philip Schofield
Funniest DVD – WINNER: Russell Howard – Dingledodies NOMINEES: Jimmy Carr – Telling Jokes, Rhod Gilbert and the award Winning Mince Pie, Eddie Izzard Live Stripped, Michael McIntyre Live 2009
Funniest Newspaper Columnist – WINNER: Gordon Smart – The Sun NOMINEES: Charlie Brooker – The Guardian, Jeremy Clarkson – The Sun, AA Gill – The Times, Joe Mott – Daily Star Sunday