BBC Scotland’s Breaking The News leads the list shortlist for the 2019 Scottish Comedy Awards.

It has nominations in both the Best TV Show and Best Radio Show categories, as well as a nomination for host Des Clarke for Best Radio Comedian, and Best Writer nominations for regular guest panellist Elaine Malcolmson and lead writer Neil Bratchpiece.

The awards ceremony will take place in Glasgow on the evening of Tuesday, June 11.

Arabella Weir is nominated for Best Actor in Two Doors Down, which is also nominated for Best TV Show. Bill Patterson is nominated for Fleabag, Gavin Mitchell for Still Game, Karen Bartke for Scot Squad and Dave Anderson for his performance as Chic Murray for Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie & A Pint – the only theatre performance in the acting category.

The awards are dominated by the live stand up categories. Susie McCabe, Jay Lafferty and Larry Dean lead the live categories with two nominations each. All three are nominated for Best Solo Show, McCabe also for Best Headliner, Lafferty – whose Breaking the News performance was recently featured on front page of New York Times – for Best Compere, and Dean for Best TV Comedian.

In the TV Comedian category, Dean is up against ITV 2 Love Island’s Iain Stirling, Daniel Sloss and his multiple appearances on US late night TV, stalwart Frankie Boyle and Live At The Apollo debutant Fern Brady, the first Scottish female comedian to perform on the show.

The panel has added a category for Best Breakthrough Act this year to reflect the growth of the Scottish circuit and acknowledge those progressing within it.

Voting is only open to those who work within the Scottish comedy industry either as performers, writers, or production staff. It closes on June 3.