After winning the 2011 gong, the Chatty Man host retained his prize with 17.5% of the vote in our end of year poll, in which more than 25,000 readers took part.
Sitcom star Miranda Hart came second with 16.5%, while Fresh Meat star and returning stand-up Jack Whitehall came third with 13.7%
Michael McIntyre finished fourth with 13.6% of the vote and Sarah Millican rounded out the top five with 8.6%
1. Alan Carr - 17.1%
2. Miranda Hart - 16.5%
3. Jack Whitehall - 13.7%
4. Michael McIntyre - 13.6%
5. Sarah Millican - 8.6%
More than 25,000 votes were registered in Digital Spy's end of year reader poll, held to decide the ultimate in entertainment and tech from the last 12 months.