News: Foster's Comedy Awards Season At Soho Theatre Confirmed

Sam simmons

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards has announced their fourth annual Foster’s Winner and Nominees Season at the Soho Theatre.  Sam Simmons, Tom Ballard, Tom Parry and Adam Hess are all confirmed, with further names to be announced. In what was a record-breaking year, with the longest judging debate in its 35 year history, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards is proud to showcase the comedy stars of tomorrow. Details below. Tickets and info here.







Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast
22nd September – 10th October, 2015

Fresh from scooping the Best Comedy Show prize at the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Sam Simmons brings his now multi-award winning Spaghetti for Breakfast (‘Barry’ award for Best Show, 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival).

Nica Burns, director and producer of the awards, said of his win “Sam Simmons has funny bones. He is a complete original, combining physical comedy with great verbal jokes and a unique take on life. His 2015 Edinburgh show is outstanding. This is a comedian at the top of his craft who has grown substantially since his two earlier nominations.”

‘This really is Simmons at the top of his game: exhaustingly funny, daft and truly daring.’
★★★★★ Time Out 



Tom Ballard: Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred 

Mon 14 - Sat 19 Sep, 8.45pm

WINNER: Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Tom is a star of Australian TV and radio. He sells out shows across the country, he’s supported the likes of Stephen Merchant and Wil Anderson and he’s twice been invited to perform at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival. 

‘[Ballard’s] material, most importantly, absolutely kills…it’s tightly paced, it’s perfectly delivered and it’s funny as hell.’
★★★★★ Time Out, Sydney


Adam Hess: Salmon

Wed 23 - Sat 26 Sep, 8.45pm

Hotly tipped multi-award winner performs his highly anticipated debut hour in which he tries his best to make you laugh a lot and like him loads. He can’t imagine the queen with wet hair and for some reason can’t get his head around the fact that his cat has a grandad but he’s still really normal!

Just like you. And in this show he’ll prove to you why.

One of the most exciting new stand ups in the country, Adam Hess is also well known for his unique brand of comedy on Twitter, accruing tens of thousands of followers. In 2013 a tweet by Adam was voted funniest of the year by The Telegraph. A prolific writer, he was a staff writer on the latest series of Russell Howard’s Good News as well as writing for shows such as Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats

‘Bangs out lines quicker than Scarface.’
Evening Standard


Tom Parry: Yellow T-Shirt

Tue 29 Sep – Sat 3 Oct, 7.30pm

Two time Foster’s Best Comedy Award nominee Parry wears yellow T-shirts and can prove that fancy dress makes you live longer. The funniest third of award-winning Pappy’s presents his debut laugh-riot. Star of BadultsMiranda, and Phone Shop.

‘A puerile yet profound celebration of being alive.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

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