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
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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