‘The Inbetweeners’ wins outstanding achievement prize at British Comedy Awards

Kylie Minogue brands the lads comedy a 'national phenomenon'

The cast of The Inbetweeners picked up a special gong at the British Comedy Awards last night (December 16).

Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison were presented with the Outstanding Achievement In Comedy Award at the London ceremony by Kylie Minogue, reports BBC News.

Presenting the award, she said:

When the British public doesn’t connect with a comedy show, they’re very vocal about how much they loathe it. But when they love one it becomes a national phenomenon.

She also added that the show was “responsible for imposing the words clunge, bumder and bus wankers into the English language.”

Three series of the lads comedy show have been screened and The Inbetweeners Movie took over £2.5 million on its opening day in the UK in the summer and brought in a further £10m over the opening weekend, earning a staggering opening box office of £12.5million.

The film saw Neil, Simon, Will and Jay go to the Greek island Malia for a lad’s holiday. It has since made over £25 million at the box office.