The nominations for Foster’s Best Comedy Show are:
- Claudia O’Doherty – The Telescope (Underbelly, Cowgate)
- Doctor Brown –Befrdfgth (Underbelly, Cowgate)
- James Acaster – Prompt (Pleasance Courtyard)
- Josie Long: Romance and Adventure (Pleasance Courtyard)
- Pappy’s: Last Show Ever! (Pleasance Dome)
- Tony Law Maximum Nonsense (The Stand Comedy Club)
The nominations for Foster’s Best Newcomer are:
- Daniel Simonsen – Champions (Pleasance Courtyard)
- David Trent – Spontaneous Comedian (Pleasance Courtyard)
- Discover Ben Target (Underbelly, Cowgate)
- Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot (Pleasance Courtyard)
- Sam Fletcher – Good on Paper (Bannermans)
Nica Burns, producer of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy 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 - standup, mime, sketch and multi-media experimentation. The performers are all immensely charismatic and often thought-provoking whilst being extremely funny. Two excellent nomination lists.
There will be a press call with all the nominees on Thursday 23August at 11.15 at The Jam House, Queen Street.
The winners will be announced on Saturday 25August at a lunchtime ceremony at Dovecot Studios, Infirmary Street.
The Awards and prizes are:-
- Best Comedy Show with a cash prize of £10,000
- Best Newcomer with a cash prize of £5,000
- Panel Prize with a cash prize of £5,000
The winners and nominees can be seen at the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show on Sunday August 26 at 15.30 at Pleasance Courtyard.
For information on all of the 2012 Award Winners, visit our 2012 Award Winners page which will be updated throughout August.