Family sitcom Outnumbered and TV funnyman Harry Hill were among the main winners at the annual British Comedy Awards on Saturday night.

Outnumbered, which stars Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner as a couple coping with their trio of unruly children, took three prizes at the awards, including Best Sitcom and Best British Comedy.

Young actress Romona Marquez also picked up the Best Female Newcomer award for her role in the show.

And it was also a good night for Harry Hill who won two awards, picking up Best Entertainment Show for Harry Hill’s TV Burp for the third time in four years, and also winning the Best Personality award, which he last won in 2006.

Other winners included Michael McIntyre who picked up the prize for Best Stand Up, BBC2’s dark comedy Psychoville, which won Best New TV Comedy, and Have I Got News For You which picked up the award for Best Panel Show.

Katherine Parkinson was named Best Comedy Actress for her role in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, while Simon Bird scooped the Best Comedy Actor gong for The Inbetweeners. And BBC3’s Pulling won Best Comedy Drama, despite having been axed after just two series.

However, it was a disappointing evening for funnyman Alan Carr who left empty-handed despite four nominations.

A number of special awards were also presented at the event, hosted by Jonathan Ross.

Writer Graham Linehan was given the Comedy Writers Award for his work on shows such as Father Ted and Black Books, while Peter Kay was awarded the trophy for Outstanding Contribution To Comedy.

And Sir Terry Wogan, who presented the Best British Comedy Award, didn’t go home empty-handed either, after he was given a Lifetime Achievement award.