Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominees announced
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Nominees have been announced for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Stand-up Josie Long has been nominated as best show for the third year in a row.
Claudia O'Doherty, Doctor Brown, James Acaster, Tony Law and sketch team Pappy's are also in the running for the £10,000 prize.
Previous winners of the Foster's award, formerly known as the Perrier, are Steve Coogan, Frank Skinner and Harry Hill.
The five nominees for the £5,000 best newcomer prize are Daniel Simonsen, David Trent, Discover Ben Target, Joe Lycett and Sam Fletcher.
The winners will be announced on Saturday during a lunchtime ceremony at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.
Nica Burns, producer of the awards, said: "The nominees sum up an extraordinarily inventive year for comedy at this year's Fringe.
"The shows demonstrate all the comedic art forms: stand-up, mime, sketch and multimedia experimentation.
"The performers are all immensely charismatic and often thought-provoking whilst being extremely funny. Two excellent nomination lists."
Nominations for best comedy show are:
- Claudia O'Doherty, The Telescope
- Doctor Brown, Befrdfgth
- James Acaster, Prompt
- Josie Long, Romance And Adventure
- Pappy's, Last Show Ever!
- Tony Law, Maximum Nonsense.
Nominations for best newcomer are:
- Daniel Simonsen, Champions
- David Trent, Spontaneous Comedian
- Discover Ben Target
- Joe Lycett, Some Lycett Hot
- Sam Fletcher, Good On Paper
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