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

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.



Opinion: Sam Simmons – My Part In His Foster's Victory?

When Sam Simmons won this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award I was delighted for him. Simmons had been nominated twice before, which meant that to persuade the judges to vote for him he had to improve on previous shows. And he clearly did it with Spaghetti For Breakfast, a veritable maelstrom of zany thoughts, madcap ideas and zippy observations.


News: Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Exclusive Pictures

So that's Edinburgh done for another year. Here are some pictures from Saturday's Foster's Comedy Awards ceremony. I don't even remember taking most of them so I must have been having a good time. All pics © copyright Bruce Dessau/Beyondthejoke.










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Review: Pappy's, Edinburgh Fringe 2012

This is my review of Pappy's that ran during the Edinburgh Festival last August. I was on the Foster's Award Panel and I really thought they had a chance of winning it. Their shows had always been huge fun but this one upped the ante, adding an emotional kick to the giggles. They are also very nice down-to-earth people, though that did not have any bearing on the result.

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