News: Edinburgh TV Festival Nods For Jack Gleadow And Kate Smurthwaite

News: Edinburgh TV Festivals Nod For Jack Gleadow

Comedian Jack Gleadow is one of the names picked out in the shortlist for Future TV Presenter in the Edinburgh TV Festival's New Voice Awards.

The list has just been announced and Gleadow is on it alongside Kayah Hazell and Vanilla, Nyasha Sakutukwa, Miray Özdoğan, Saski, Anna-Marie Descartes and Muinat Abdul.

The TV Foundation, in association with the Edinburgh TV Festival, is celebrating emerging writers, presenters and directors as well as broadcasters, agencies and production companies through the 2021 New Voice Awards.

The TV Foundation celebrates emerging writers, presenters and directors as well as broadcasters, agencies and production companies through the New Voice Awards. The Awards are central to The TV Foundation’s aim to make the industry more accessible to a broader range of individuals and to provide a prestigious platform for rising stars. More here.

Gleadow made his full-length debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019. He's very different to most modern stand-ups. With his twangy braces and high-energy performance he's more like a latterday Lee Evans. He also uses props and audience involvement, but never in an awkward way. His debut show was called Mr Saturday Night - this latest nod suggests he is on his way there.

Elsewhere comedian Kate Smurthwaite is nominated for the Test Card Award supported by Farm for her online show News At Kate.

 

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