Logie Award for Most Outstanding Comedy Program
CountryAustralia
Presented byTV Week
First awarded1967
Websitewww.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

The Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Comedy Program is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. The award is given to recognise an outstanding Australian comedy series. The winner and nominees of this award are chosen by television industry juries.[1]

It was first awarded at the 9th Annual TV Week Logie Awards ceremony, held in 1967 as Best Comedy.[2] The award was renamed many times in subsequent ceremonies; Best Australian Comedy (1968, 1972-1974),[2][3] Best Comedy Show (1969),[2] Best Comedy (1970).[3] This award category was eliminated in 1975.

The category was reinstated as the Most Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Program in 1998[4] but in 1999, the category was dropped. From 2000, the award category was restored as Most Outstanding Comedy Program.[5] In 2010, the category changed to Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program which included comedy panel, talent and variety shows.[6] From 2015, the category was split into Most Outstanding Entertainment Program and a reinstated Most Outstanding Comedy Program category.[7] This award category was eliminated again in 2018.[8]

Winners and nominees

Key Meaning
double-dagger Indicates the winning program

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year for Best Australian Comedy.

Year Program Network Ref
1967 My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?Award winner
Seven Network
[2]
1968 My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?Award winner
Seven Network
1969 I've Married A BachelorAward winner
ABC
1971 Noel Ferrier's Australia A-ZAward winner
ABC
[3]
1972 The GroupAward winner
Nine Network
1973 The GodfathersAward winner
Seven Network
1974 The Aunty Jack ShowAward winner
ABC
[9]

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year for Most Outstanding Comedy Program.

Year Program Network Ref
1998 FrontlineAward winner
ABC
[10]
McFeast
ABC
Club Buggery
ABC
2000 The Micallef ProgramAward winner
ABC
[11]
BackBerner
ABC
Good News Week
ABC
The Panel
Network Ten
2001 The GamesAward winner
ABC
[12]
The Panel
Network Ten
The Dream with Roy and HG
Seven Network
Pizza
SBS
2002 The Micallef ProgramAward winner
Network Ten
[13]
The Panel
Network Ten
Rove Live
Network Ten
Pizza
SBS
The Election Chaser
ABC
The Monday Dump
Seven Network
2003 Kath & KimAward winner
ABC
[14]
CNNNN
ABC
The Ice Dream with Roy and HG
Seven Network
Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures
Network Ten
John Safran's Music Jamboree
ABC
2004 Kath & KimAward winner
ABC
[15]
CNNNNAward winner
ABC
The Glass House
ABC
Pizza
SBS
An Audience with Dame Edna
The Comedy Channel
2005 The Chaser DecidesAward winner
ABC
[16]
Pizza
SBS
Kath & Kim
ABC
Derrick
The Comedy Channel
John Safran vs God
SBS
2006 We Can Be HeroesAward winner
ABC
[17]
The Glass House
ABC
Spicks & Specks
ABC
The Ronnie Johns Half Hour
Network Ten
Comedy Inc.: The Late Shift
Nine Network
2007 Thank God You're HereAward winner
Network Ten
[18]
The Glass House
ABC
Spicks & Specks
ABC
The Chaser's War On Everything
ABC
Stupid, Stupid Man
TV1
2008 Summer Heights HighAward winner
ABC1
[19]
Thank God You're Here
Network Ten
Kath & Kim
Seven Network
The Chaser's War On Everything
ABC
Wilfred
SBS
2009 The HollowmenAward winner
ABC
[20]
Very Small Business
ABC1
Review with Myles Barlow
ABC1
Mark Loves Sharon
Network Ten
Mr Firth Goes To Washington
SBS

From 2010 to 2014, comedy nominees were included in the Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program category.

Year Program Network Ref
2015 UtopiaAward winner
ABC
[7]
Upper Middle Bogan
ABC
Black Comedy
ABC1
Please Like Me
ABC2
Legally Brown
SBS
2016 Shaun Micallef's Mad as HellAward winner
ABC
[21]
Please Like Me
ABC2
Utopia
ABC
No Activity
Stan
Open Slather
The Comedy Channel
2017 Please Like MeAward winner
ABC
[22]
Upper Middle Bogan
ABC
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell
ABC
Rosehaven
ABC
Black Comedy
ABC

From 2019, comedy nominees were included in the Most Outstanding Entertainment Program category.

Multiple wins

Wins
Number Program
2
My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?
2
The Micallef Program
2
Kath & Kim

See also

References

  1. ^ "Full list of nominations for the 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "1966–1969 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "1970–1973 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Logie Awards 1990-1993". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Logie Awards 2000". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Logie Awards 2010". australian television information archive. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b Knox, David (3 May 2015). "TV Week Logie Awards 2015: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  8. ^ Knox, David (28 May 2018). "Logie revamp drops categories". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  9. ^ "1974–1977 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  10. ^ "1998 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  11. ^ "2000 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  12. ^ "2001 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  13. ^ "2002 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  14. ^ "2003 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  15. ^ "2004 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  16. ^ "2005 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  17. ^ "2006 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  18. ^ "2007 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  19. ^ "2008 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  20. ^ "2009 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  21. ^ Knox, David (8 May 2016). "TV Week Logie Awards 2016: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  22. ^ Knox, David (23 April 2017). "TV Week Logie Awards 2017: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 June 2018.