Jack Whitehall and David Mitchell up for British Comedy Awards

Jack Whitehall and David Mitchell will do battle in two categories at this year's British Comedy Awards as they look to win the Best Comedy TV Actor and Best Sitcom prizes

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Jack Whitehall as Alfie Wickers in Bad Education

Jack Whitehall and David Mitchell are among those nominated for prizes at this year's British Comedy Awards.

The 25-year-old star will take on the 39-year-old actor for the Best Comedy TV Actor prize, as well as Greg Davies and Kevin Eldon, and the pair will also do battle in the Best Sitcom category as Jack's 'Bad Education' is up against 'Peep Show', while 'Count Arthur Strong' and 'Getting On' also have nods.

Jack's 'Fresh Meat' co-star Zawe Ashton - who plays Vod in the Channel 4 programme - will do battle with Miranda Hart and 'Getting On' co-stars Jo Brand and Vicki Pepperdine as they aim to win the Best TV Comedy Actress accolade.

Miranda will take on Nina Conti, Sarah Millican and 'Great British Bake Off' co-hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc for Best Female TV Comic, while the male equivalent will be contested between David, James Corden, Jon Richardson and Lee Mack.

Adam Hills is up for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist, while his show 'The Last Leg' is up for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme alongside 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man', 'Saturday Night Takeaway' and 'The Graham Norton Show'.

Tom Rosenthal and Trollied's Joel Fry will be hoping to win an award for ITV's ancient Rome comedy 'Plebs', which will take on 'Count Arthur Strong', 'Cuckoo' and 'Psychobitches' in the Best New Comedy Programme category.

Jonathan Ross will host the awards, which will air live on Channel 4 on Thursday December 12.

The full list of nominations for the British Comedy Awards 2013:

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'

'Psychobitches'

Best Sitcom

'Bad Education'

'Count Arthur Strong'

'Getting On'

'Peep Show'

Best New Comedy Programme

'Count Arthur Strong'

'Cuckoo'

'Plebs'

'Psychobitches'

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'

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