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British Comedy Awards

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The British Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year. The awards began in 1990, and are usually shown live on ITV1.

With a potent mix of comedians and alcohol, the ceremony is often a riotous affair. Past ceremonies have seen the host's in-podium autocue monitor ripped out by award-winner Michael Barrymore, and award-presenter Julian Clary joke that he'd "just been fisting Norman Lamont" (the joke caused great controversy and nearly ended Clary's career). In 1994 Spike Milligan called long-time fan Prince Charles a "grovelling little bastard" on hearing his citation for Spike's Lifetime Achievement Award.


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