2014 Funny Women Awards winner Jayde Adams has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious LastMinute.com Edinburgh Award for best newcomer with her Edinburgh Fringe show 31!
Nica Burns, director of the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards said: “2016 reflects the breadth and quality of comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe with eight nominations for Best Comedy Show for the second year running. Four outstanding stand-ups, a female comic performing in character as Dave, a novel-writing puppet, a wonderful story teller and a comic who is as moving as he is funny. An international list with four UK artists, three Australians and a Dubliner.
“The six nominees for the Newcomer award are equally international with an Australian and an American, and the vibrancy of the Scottish stand up scene is reflected in the nomination of Glaswegian Scott Gibson and the Best Show nominee, Richard Gadd.
“Our hard-working judging team made over 1400 visits to shows. Congratulations to all the comics at the festival for a brilliant year of comedy.”
The winners will be announced on Saturday 27th August. We can’t wait, good luck Jayde!