Moone Boy among multiple Irish winners at the British Comedy Awards 6 years ago

Moone Boy among multiple Irish winners at the British Comedy Awards

We punch way above our weight when it comes to comedy.

The British Comedy Awards took place at Wembley last night and we're glad to say there were a good few Irish winners.

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The annual event is the most prestigious in British Comedy and all manner of comedians, TV personalities, actors and more turn up in their droves for the big shindig.

Moone Boy, the hugely successful Chris O'Dowd-led sitcom, won Best Sitcom, beating off a strong challenge from the Arthur Matthews creation, Toast of London. However, Matthews was not to be denied as Toast won Best New Comedy.

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Graham Norton cemented his place as one of the behemoths of British television by scooping the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.

Brendan O'Carroll, meanwhile, also picked up an award, winning the prestigious Writers Guild Of Great Britain Award for his work on Mrs. Brown's Boys.

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Aisling Bea (pic above), all the way from sunny Kildare, is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit and her ascent into the upper echelons of the comedy scene continued unabated as she picked up the Best Female TV Comic for her performances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

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The awards will be shown on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm.