Ah TV comedians. They give us a whole lotta laughter (or don't as the case may be) so it's only fitting that they get their own awards ceremony, right? The British Comedy Awards just so happen to be taking place next week and the nominees have finally been revealed.

Jonathan Ross is on hand to host the ceremony on December 12th, which will see the likes of Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Sarah Millican and Graham Norton going head to head for funny glory.

Hills is at the head of the pack with three nominations, no doubt inspired by his brilliant turn as the host of the very amusing Last Leg on Channel 4 earlier this year. Adam's nabbed nods for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, while The Last Leg is in the running for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme.

The show has tough competition from Graham Norton and Alan Carr though, and sure couldn't Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway prove the dark horse of the competition?

And the battle for Best Female TV Comic won't be too easily won either, with Miranda Hart (sorry, I just don't get it at all) Nina Conti, Sarah Millican and Great British Bake Off hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc all fighting for the title.

It certainly looks set to be an interesting evening, but sure don't you know we'll be rooting for our Graham all the way.

British Comedy Awards Nominees in Full
Best Comedy Panel Show
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
A League of Their Own
Have I Got News For You
Would I Lie To You

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Alan Carr Chatty Man
Saturday Night Takeaway
The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg

Best Sketch Show
Harry & Paul
Horrible Histories
It's Kevin

Best Sitcom
Bad Education
Count Arthur Strong
Getting On
Peep Show

Best New Comedy Programme
Count Arthur Strong

Best Male TV Comic
David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You
James Corden, A League of Their Own
Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You

Best Female TV Comic
Miranda Hart, Room 101
Nina Conti, Live At The Apollo
Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Television Programme
Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc, The Great British Bake Off

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Ant & Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway
Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Jonny Sweet, Chickens
Steve Delaney, Count Arthur Strong
Tom Basden, Plebs

Best TV Comedy Actor
David Mitchell, Peep Show
Greg Davies, Cuckoo
Jack Whitehall, Fresh Meat
Kevin Eldon, It's Kevin

Best TV Comedy Actress
Jo Brand, Getting On
Miranda Hart, Miranda
Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On
Zawe Ashton, Fresh Meat