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The shortlist for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 is announced

26th August 2011

The shortlist for the 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards has been announced. After a marathon 6 hour meeting ended in a recount, six names have finally made it to the shortlist for Best Comedy Show and a record eight in the Best Newcomer category.

Best Comedy Show - shortlist

Adam Riches: Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches
Andrew Maxwell: The Lights Are On 
Chris Ramsey: Offermation 
Josie Long: The Future Is Another Place 
Nick Helm: Dare to Dream 
Sam Simmons: Meanwhile
Best Newcomer - shortlist
Cariad Lloyd: Lady Cariad's Characters 
The Chris and Paul Show 
Hannibal Buress: My Name is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience 
Holly Walsh: The Hollycopter 
Humphrey Ker: Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! 
Josh Widdicombe: If This Show Saves One Life 
Thom Tuck: Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD 
Totally Tom
With 2011 dubbed “the year of the newcomer” in comedy, and since some of the Fringe’s most familiar names skipping the Edinburgh Festival this year, attention has been fixed on the rookies’ list. 

The winners will be announced at 2pm on Saturday 27th August.


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