Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre, Jo Brand and The Inbetweeners also bag trophies

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Miranda Hart walked off with three trophies at the British Comedy Awards on Saturday night.


The star was ‘genuinely thrilled’ after bagging Best Female
Comedy Actress
, Best New Comedy for her show Miranda and the People’s
Choice Award
– voted for by the public.


Other winners included stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre, crowned Best
Male TV Comic
, Jo Brand, who won Best Female TV Comic, and The
Inbetweeners
which picked up Best Sitcom.


Russell Brand won the Outstanding Contribution To Comedy Award but missed the show because of a family friend’s illness.

Stars
including Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr and Noel Gallagher paid tributes to the newly-married comedian.


‘He’s lived his life on the edge and that idea comes across in his work,’ Noel said.


The awards were hosted in London’s O2 Arena on Saturday by Jonathan Ross.

Read the full list of British Comedy Award winners>>