Edinburgh Comedy Awards

News: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominations Announced

The 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominations for Best Show and Best Newcomer have been announced.

They are: 

Best Show

Ahir Shah: Duffer (Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire)

News: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Revealed

The judging panel has been announced for the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Nica Burns, Director of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, revealed the judging panel for the 2018 Awards, now in its 38th year. The panel consists of seven professionals and three comedy punters representing the public. This year the panel will be chaired by Stephen Armstrong – Comedy Critic, Sunday Times. The other panellists are:

● Gayle Anderson – Arts Writer and Herald Comedy Critic

● Jane Dempsey - Public Panellist

News: Join The LastMinute.Com Edinburgh Comedy Awards Judging Panel

Love comedy? Love the Edinburgh Fringe? Here's your opportunity to be one of the panellists who choose the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award winners.

Comedy fans have the chance here to join the judging panel, deciding both the most outstanding original comedy act and the best newcomer comedy act at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The winners and the nominees go on to showcase their work at the Edinburgh Comedy Award Shows in London’s West End at the Lyric Theatre.

Opinion: Edinburgh Comedy Award 2016 Shortlist Predictions

The lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award shortlist will be announced at lunchtime today. In previous years I’ve had a go at predicting the nominations. In some years I’ve been pretty close and in one year my list was mistaken for the real thing, but let’s not go there…

News: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Revealed

The Edinburgh Comedy Awards panel for 2016 has been announced.

The Awards, produced by Nica Burns (pictured) are sponsored by lastminute.com for the first time this year.

There will, as is traditional, be three Awards, which are:

  • Best Comedy Show with a cash prize of £10,000
  • Best Newcomer with a cash prize of £5,000
  • Panel Prize with a cash prize of £5,000

Over 600 shows will be judged.

News: Opening Speech From Founder Of Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Here is the full text of the welcome speech Nica Burns, who runs the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, made today at a lunch attended by industry folk and journalists at Ghillie Dhu in the city centre. It is interesting that while Burns passionately champions comedy, she talks mainly about comedy on television here, attacking the forthcoming cost-cutting measure of moving BBC3 online and hoping that other networks do not follow suit. It's certainly a provocative piece and was powerfully delivered.

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