Channel 4 is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the stars of UK comedy in a glitzy awards show in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
Tom Allen returns to host The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer, produced by Hungry Bear and broadcast live on Channel 4 and All 4 in 2023.
The ceremony honours the world of comedy's excellent work from the previous year and brings together some of the most well-known British comedy performers for a joyful and rowdy night.
Prizes up for grabs include Best Scripted Comedy, Outstanding Comedy Actor and Actress, Best Comedy Entertainment Show, Best Comedy Podcast and Best Stand-Up Show.
The longlist of nominees has been published and voting is open until Monday 16th January 2023 here: https://www.thenationalcomedyawards.com/
On returning to host the awards, Tom Allen said: "How did you get this number? I thought I was unlisted. Is this another prank call?! I'm the host of the National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer, I'm a very big deal, I can't have people just calling me willy-nilly. Now excuse me I have to prepare a show celebrating the brilliant funny people working on telly, on tour and online. Stop that heavy breathing, you should be ashamed of yourself. Good day to you!"