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Sean Lock nominated for top prize at National Comedy Awards three months after late comedian’s death

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The late comedian is on the shortlist (Picture: Channel 4)

Sean Lock is on the shortlist for the National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer three months after he died aged 58.

The late star, who lost his battle with cancer in August, has been nominated for his work on Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does countdown as voting is now officially open.

Sean is in the running for the Outstanding Male Comedy Ent Performance prize, with Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show) also on the list alongside James Acaster (Hypothetical) and Mike Wozniak (Taskmaster).

Meanwhile, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown itself is also on the shortlist with Taskmaster, Rob & Romesh Vs: and Would I Lie To You all competing for Best Comedy Entertainment Show.

The winners will be announced at the Camden Roundhouse on December 15 with the glitzy ceremony set to air on Channel 4.

The event will honour both emerging and established British comedy talent, and the public will vote on the key prizes, while there will also be two special recognition awards.

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Sex Education leads the way with four nods (Picture: Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Netflix favourite Sex Education is leading the way with five nominations including Best Scripted Comedy, while stars Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield are in the running for Outstanding Comedy Actress and Actor respectively, with Ncuti Gatwa and Aimee Lou Wood listed for Outstanding Supporting Role.

Hit BBC comedy Ghosts follows closely behind with four nods, as it’s also competing for Best Scripted Comedy with This Way Up and Motherland rounding off the field.

Charlotte Ritchie is on the shortlist for Outstanding Comedy Actress, with Matthew Baynton facing off with Sex Education’s Asa and the likes of Greg Davies The Cleaner) and Lee Mack (Not Going Out) in the actor category.

Charlotte and Matthew’s co-star Lolly Adefope is in the running for Outstanding Supporting Role, with Motherland’s Diane Morgan rounding off the nominees.

Here are the full list of nominations for this year’s ceremony…

The National Comedy Awards 2021 nominees

Best Scripted Comedy
Sex Education
This Way Up

Outstanding Comedy Actress
Aisling Bea (This Way Up)
Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts)
Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)
Emma Mackey (Sex Education)

Outstanding Comedy Actor
Greg Davies (The Cleaner)
Asa Butterfield (Sex Education)
Lee Mack (Not Going Out)
Matthew Baynton (Ghosts)

Outstanding Supporting Role
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)
Diane Morgan (Motherland)
Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education)
Lolly Adefope (Ghosts)

Best Comedy Entertainment Show
Rob & Romesh Vs:
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Would I Lie To You

Outstanding Female Comedy Ent Performance
Daisy May Cooper (Taskmaster)
Rosie Jones (Trip Hazard)
Katherine Ryan (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Sandi Toksvig (QI)

Outstanding Male Comedy Ent Performance
Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show)
Sean Lock (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Mike Wozniak (Taskmaster)
James Acaster (Hypothetical)

Best Comedy Podcast
Off Menu with James Acaster and Ed Gamble
My Therapist Ghosted Me
Shagged Married Annoyed
Rob Beckett & Josh Widdecombe’s Parenting Hell

Best Stand-Up Show
Sarah Millican
Ricky Gervais
Katherine Ryan
Mo Gilligan
Jason Manford

Comedy Breakthrough Performer
Judi Love
Joanne McNally
Munya Chawawa
Rosie Jones
Rose Matafeo

The National Comedy Awards 2021 airs December 15 on Channel 4. You can vote free online at


Credit: Original article published here.

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