Carr and Hall underwhelmed by legends awards

Jimmy Carr and Rich Hall were crowned comedy legends today, but appeared distinctly unimpressed with the accolade.

Jimmy Carr and Rich Hall were crowned comedy legends today, but appeared distinctly unimpressed with the accolade.

The pair were among the winners at the 2011 Loaded Laftas awards held at the Cuckoo Club in Piccadilly, London.

Hall, who won the Perrier Comedy Award at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival for his show featuring his alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw, joked that being given the title of Stand-up Legend was a "career pinnacle".

He said: "I can't tell you the amount of times I've read, well looked at, this magazine and thought that's the accolade I want.

"It's like the Pulitzer of comedy."

Carr, whose deadpan one-liners have seen him perform to sell-out audiences on lengthy tours and become a familiar face on television, picked up the accolade of Loaded Legend.

Asked what he thought of the award, he said: "It hasn't even affected my day that much."

Alan Carr and Isy Suttie, best known for her role as Dobby in Channel 4's 'Peep Show', picked up the awards for Funniest Man and Woman respectively, while Michael McIntyre scooped Best Stand Up for the second year running.

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer also hold on to their title as Funniest Double Act.

There was double success for Rhod Gilbert who was named Funniest TV Personality and saw his show, 'Ask Rhod Gilbert', win Best Panel Show.

'Phone Shop' won Funniest TV Show ahead of 'The Inbetweeners' and 'Peep Show' and Omid Djalili and David Baddiel's movie 'The Infidel' received Funniest Film award.

Loaded editor Andy Sherwood said: "This year's awards just highlight the fantastic calibre of comedic talent we have in the UK across live stand up, television, radio and film and we're delighted to be celebrating such stellar talent at this year's Loaded Laftas."

The Loaded Laftas 2011 winners:

* Loaded Legend - Jimmy Carr

* Stand-up Legend - Rich Hall

* Funniest Man - Alan Carr

* Best Stand-up - Michael McIntyre

* Funniest Woman - Isy Suttie

* Funniest Double Act - Reeves and Mortimer

* Best Panel Show - 'Ask Rhod Gilbert'

* Funniest TV Show - 'Phone Shop'

* Funniest Film - 'The Infidel'

* Funniest Columnist - Gordon Smart, The Sun

* Funniest Twitterer - Cat Bin Lady

* Funniest DVD - 'The Mighty Boosh on Tour: Journey of the Childmen'

* Funniest Podcast - 'Keith Lemon's Brilliant Podcast'

* Funniest Sidekick - Comedy Dave, Radio 1

* Funniest TV Personality - Rhod Gilbert

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