Derry Girls: Channel 4 comedy up against The Young Offenders in bid to be crowned Radio Times' comedy champion of the year

The creator of Channel 4's break-out comedy of the year, Derry Girls, has urged fans to get behind it in the Radio Times Comedy Champion 2018 competition.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 2:37 pm
Updated Friday, 27th July 2018, 3:39 pm
The stars of Derry Girls

Screenwriter Lisa McGee has urged people to vote early and vote often in the semi-final of the competition in which Derry Girls'is up against The Young Offenders, Peter Foott's acclaimed Cork-based sitcom for RTÉ and BBC.

She tweeted: "It’s All-Ireland Semi-final! The Derry Girls V The Cork boys! You can vote more than once. Tense #DerryGirls Radio Times Comedy Champion 2018 - Semi-Final @RadioTimes."

Whoever comes out on top will face either Peter Kay’s 'Car Share' or 'Inside No 9' in the battle to be named the Radio Times Comedy Champion of the year.

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The stars of Derry Girls

You can cast your vote here