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Boy With Tape, Dr Brown, Jarred Christmas & Stuart Goldsmith are up for Chortle Awards

On the 1st March 2013 Back The shortlists for this year’s Chortle Awards in the UK has been announced, with two kiwis and four of the comedians coming to this year's NZ International Comedy Festival.

Several comics are up for two awards, including Dr Brown, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Louis CK, Tony Law, Richard Herring, Alex Horne’s Horne Section and Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong - whose Channel 4 shows Peep Show and Fresh Meat are both up for the TV Award.

The shortlists were drawn up by a panel of comedy reviewers, and are now decided by a public vote. The polls are open now and close at 10am on March 6.

The winners will be announced at a central London ceremony on March 25, to be hosted by Jo Brand.

Nominated comedians coming to the Festival this year include:

Doctor Brown - 'Breakthrough Act' & 'Best Character or Sketch Act'

Jarred Christmas - Best Compere

The Boy With Tape On His Face - 'Best Music & Variety Award' and 'Best Tour'

Stuart Goldsmith is up for Internet Award (for his podcast The Comedians Comedian)

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