Chortle Comedy Awards 2013: And The Nominees Are...

The shortlists for this year’s Chortle awards have been announced, with Stewart Lee, Susan Calman and Pappy’s leading the field, with three nominations apiece.

Lee is up for best tour for Carpet Remnant World, while he faces competition with himself in the DVD category, as the film of that show goes head-to-head with the release of his and Richard Herring’s Nineties TV series Fist Of Fun.

Calman is up for best compere, best club comic and best show for This Lady’s Not For Turning Either; while sketch trio Pappy’s are up for best show, best character or sketch act, and the internet award for their Flatshare Slamdown podcast.