News: Janey Godley Heads Scottish Comedy Award Nominations

Janey Godley

Janey Godley has been nominated for four awards in the second Scottish Comedy Awards nominations, announced today. The Glaswegian comedian is up for Best Headliner, Best Compere, Best Podcast (with her daughter Ashley Storrie) and Best Festival/Tour Show.

In other nominations, the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is amongst the nominations for Best Event alongside Still Game Live at the Hydro, Eddie Izzard's Scotland Please Don't Go gig and Aye Right How No! a political comedy show at The Stand Glasgow on referendum night. Beyond The Joke has noted that the announcement was made on April 1 and has checked with organiser Alan Anderson who maintains that the nomination "is genuine" and not an April Fools Day stunt. 

The Scottish Comedy Awards 2015 awards will take place on Monday 27th April at Glasgow's Blythswood Hotel. Voting is only open to Scottish comedians and those who work in the Scottish Comedy industry. The awards celebrate comedic work in 2014. 

The full list of nominees is:

Best Headliner

Gary Little 

Janey Godley

Mark Nelson

Raymond Mearns


Best Compere

Billy Kirkwood

Janey Godley

Joe Heenan

Raymond Mearns


Best Newcomer

Christopher Macarthur Boyd

Daisy Earl

Gary Meikle

Jim Smith

Rosco McSkeleton

Stephen Buchanan


Best Comedy Actor / Actress

Darren Connell


James Kirk

Jane McCarry


Best TV Show

Bob Servant

How Do I Get Up There

Mrs Brown’s Boys

Scot Squad

Still Game


Best Radio Show

Capital FM - Breakfast with Des and Jenni

BBC Radio Scotland - Changing Minds: Feeling Kind of Funny

BBC Radio Scotland - MacAulay & Co

BBC Radio Scotland - Mark Nelson’s Guide to Marriage

BBC Radio Scotland - Planet Mearns Xmas Special


Best Online / Podcast

Frankie Boyle’s Referendum Autopsy

Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie’s Podcast

Joe Heenan’s Twitter

Trampled Bat podcast

ScotcomFC podcast


Best Comedy Writer

Armando Iannucci

Chris Grady

Keir McAllister

Steven Dick


Best Festival / Tour show 

Aye Right, How No!

Bruce Fummey: Aaahm Votin Yes

Eleanor Morton: Lollipop 

Gary Little: The Thing Is

Janey Godley: Oh My Godley

Richard Gadd: Breaking Gadd


Best Sketch / Improv / Variety act

How Do I Get Up There

Jellybean Martinez

The Colour Ham

Stu & Gary


Best TV comedian

Daniel Sloss

Des Clarke

Frankie Boyle

Kevin Bridges


Best club under 100 capacity

Dalraida - Portobello

Drouthy Cobbler - Elgin

Eden Court Studio - Inverness

Yesbar - Glasgow


Best club over 100 capacity

The Admiral - Glasgow

Blue Lamp - Aberdeen

The Stand - Edinburgh

The Stand - Glasgow


Best Event

Aye Write How No! Glasgow Stand Wed 17th Sept

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Eddie Izzard: Scotland Please Don’t Go

Still Game Live @ The Hydro


To be revealed in week prior to the ceremony:

Lifetime Achievement Award &
Outstanding Contribution Award


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