Logie Award for Most Popular Comedy Program

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Logie Award for Most Popular Comedy Program
Country Australia
Presented by TV Week
First awarded 1977
Currently held by Have You Been Paying Attention? (2018)
Website www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

The Logie for Most Popular Comedy Program is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. It recognises the popularity of an Australian comedy program, which over the years have included scripted comedy series, sketch comedy, variety comedy shows and panel comedy shows.

It was first awarded at the 19th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, held in 1977 when the award was originally called Most Popular Australian Comedy. [1] Over the years, it has been known as Most Popular Variety/Panel Comedy Show (1978), Most Popular Comedy Show (1979, 1981, 1983), Most Popular Variety/Comedy Show (1980), Most Popular Comedy Series (1982), Most Popular Comedy Series (1985).

The award was discontinued in 1986 when nominees were included in the Most Popular Australian Light Entertainment Program category. From 1989 to 1992, that award was known as the Most Popular Light Entertainment Program/Comedy award. [2]

The category was reinstated as the Most Comedy Program in 1993 until 1999.[3] In 2000, the categories were again combined as the Most Popular Comedy/Light Entertainment Program award. [4] From 2018, the award category name was restored as Most Popular Comedy Program. [5]

The winner and nominees of this category are chosen by the public through an online voting survey on the TV Week website.[6] Full Frontal holds the record for the most wins, with four, followed by The Paul Hogan Show and Fast Forward with three each.

Winners and nominees

Key Meaning
double-dagger Indicates the winning program
Year Program Network Ref
1977 The Paul Hogan ShowAward winner
Nine Network
[7]
1978 Blankety BlanksAward winner
Network Ten
[8]
1979 The Paul Hogan ShowAward winner
Nine Network
1980 The Don Lane ShowAward winner
Nine Network
1981 The Mike Walsh ShowAward winner
Nine Network
1982 Kingswood CountryAward winner
Seven Network
[9]
1983 Kingswood CountryAward winner
Seven Network
1984 The Paul Hogan ShowAward winner
Nine Network
1985 Hey Hey It's SaturdayAward winner
Nine Network
1989 The Comedy CompanyAward winner
Network Ten
[10]
1990 The Comedy CompanyAward winner
Network Ten
[11]
1991 Fast ForwardAward winner
Seven Network
1992 Fast ForwardAward winner
Seven Network
1993 Fast ForwardAward winner
Seven Network
1994 The Late ShowAward winner
ABC
[12]
1995 Full FrontalAward winner
Seven Network
1996 Full FrontalAward winner
Seven Network
1997 Full FrontalAward winner
Seven Network
1998 Full FrontalAward winner
Seven Network
[13]
1999 Hey Hey It's SaturdayAward winner
Nine Network
[14]
Good News Week
Network Ten
The Panel
Network Ten
Totally Full Frontal
Network Ten

From 2000 to 2017, comedy nominees were included in the Logie Award for Most Popular Entertainment Program category.

Year Program Network Ref
2018 Have You Been Paying Attention?Award winner
Ten Network
[15]
Here Come The Habibs
Nine Network
Hughesy, We Have a Problem
Network Ten
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell
ABC
True Story with Hamish & Andy
Nine Network

Multiple wins

Number Program
Wins
4
Full Frontal
3
The Paul Hogan Show
3
Fast Forward
2
Hey Hey It's Saturday
2
Kingswood Country
2
The Comedy Company

See also

References

  1. ^ "Logie Awards 1974-1977". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Logie Awards 1986-1989". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Logie Awards 1990-1993". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Logie Awards 2000". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (5 March 2018). "Voting opens for 2018 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (5 December 2011). "Logie 2012 voting opens". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "1974–1977 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "1978–1981 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "1982–1985 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "1986–1989 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "1990–1993 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "1994–1997 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "1998 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "1999 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Knox, David (1 July 2018). "60th Logie Awards: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
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