The nominees have been announced for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Awards director Nica Burns said: “An intense nine hours of debate over two days resulted in a wonderfully wide-ranging shortlist of nine. For the first time ever, two double acts doing sketches joined by three physical comedians and four stand-ups”.
The nominees for Best Comedy Show are:
Darren Harriot: Good Heart Yute at Pleasance Courtyard
The Delightful Sausage: Ginster’s Paradise at Monkey Barrel
Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800 at Gilded Balloon Teviot
Ivo Graham: The Game of Life at Pleasance Courtyard
Jessica Fostekew: Hench at Monkey Barrel
Jordan Brookes: I’ve Got Nothing at Pleasance Courtyard
London Hughes: To Catch A D**k at Pleasance Courtyard
Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind at Pleasance Courtyard
Goodbear: Dougal at Pleasance Dome
Burns contined: “And the 2019 newcomer’s shortlist promises an exciting future for comedy. They make us laugh as they examine the issues that matter to millennials through stand up, songs and sketches.”
The nominees for best newcomer are:
Crybabies: Danger Brigade at Heroes@ Boteco
Catherine Cohen: The Twist….? She’s Gorgeous atPleasance Courtyard
Helen Bauer: Little Miss Angel Baby Face at Pleasance Courtyard
Huge Davies: The Carpark at Pleasance Courtyard
Janine Harouni: Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated) at Pleasance Courtyard
Michael Odewale: #BLACKBEARSMATTER at Pleasance Courtyard
Nigel Ng: Culture Shocked at Pleasance Courtyard
Sophie Duker: Venus at Pleasance Courtyard
The panel saw more than 750 eligible comedy shows to select the nominees.
Stephen Fry and 2018 best comedy show winner, Rose Matafeo will announce the winners on Saturday lunchtime.
The best comedy show, comes with a cash prize of £10,000, with £5,000 prizes for best newcomer and for the winner of the Panel Prize.