Oldham pupil celebrates recognition in National Comedy Awards
An Oldham drama student and TV star has been recognized at the annual National Comedy Awards.
Harry Morgan, 13, a year 9 pupil at Crompton House C of E School in Shaw, stars in the hit CBBC Sketch Show Class Dismissed which was nominated for two Comedy Awards.
Class Dismissed has been nominated in the Best Comedy Sketch Show category at this year’s awards – voted for by the public and managed by the British Comedy Guide.
The program was one of six to appear on the shortlist of television sketch shows.
Class Dismissed will face other top shows including Horrible Histories, The Emily Atack Show, BAMOUS, The Stand Up Sketch Show and Spitting Image.
Shortlisted shows are also up for Comedy of the Year, having been shortlisted.
Class Dismissed follows a group of 8th graders grappling with daily life at an extraordinary school.
Narrated by Bill Turnbull, each episode takes place on a school day at the fictional high school in Dockbridge (Quayside Academy in series four).
Harry stars as Flynn in every episode of the six-part series, which aired last November.
In each 15-minute episode of Class Dismissed, stereotypes of the staff room and the playground are subverted and parodied.
British Comedy Guide editor Mark Boosey said: “Being shortlisted for our awards is a huge achievement for any TV show, as it means fans have singled it out as one of the best formats among all those broadcast over 12 months.
“Harry should be very proud to be nominated as part of Class Dismissed; it hints at a bright future for him, as his name will be alongside some of the biggest comedy stars in the country.”
To vote for Class Dismissed, visit the Comedy Awards website.