News: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominations Announced

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The nominations for the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award are...








  • James Acaster: Represent
  • Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby
  • Kieran Hodgson: Lance
  • Nish Kumar: Long Word…Long Word…Blah Blah Blah…I’m so clever
  • Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast
  • Sarah Kendall: A Day in October
  • Seymour Mace Niche as F*ck!
  • Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Nominations for Best Newcomer...

  • Adam Hess: Salmon
  • Daphne do Edinburgh
  • Larry Dean: Out Now!
  • Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap
  • The Story Beast
  • Tom Ballard- Taxis  & Rainbows & Hatred
  • Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt

Nica Burns, producer of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards said: "This is a record-breaking year with an eight strong shortlist for Best Comedy Show and a seven strong shortlist for Best Newcomer. The judging debate was the longest in the 35 year history of the comedy awards. This demonstrates the vibrancy of the Edinburgh Fringe and extraordinary range of talent on show this year.  With 600 shows eligible the shortlist represents the diversity and breadth of style and genre. It’s exciting to welcome both established performers with outstanding new shows and new acts to the best comedy show shortlist and it’s a particularly good year for physical comedy. Between them these outstanding performers reach every funny bone. The Best Newcomer shortlist shows that the future of comedy in the UK is in very good hands."

Lucy Lumsden, Chair of the Panel and Head of Comedy at Sky said: "It has been a joy to watch so many incredibly talented performers who encapsulate every genre of comedy from political satire to physical comedy and everything in between."

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh at lunchtime on Saturday, August 29. The awards will be presented by cricketer Freddie Flintoff, and last year's Best Comedy Show winner, John Kearns.

The Best Comedy Award carries a prize of £10,000, with £5,000 prize money each for Best Newcomer and Panel Prize.


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