Nominations announced for 2012 Edinburgh Comedy AwardsDate: 22 August 2012
The shortlists for the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced.
Often dubbed the 'Oscars of comedy' and previously known informally as the Perriers, after their long-standing original sponsor, the Awards currently comprise three categories: Best Comedy Show (including £10,000 prize money), Best Newcomer and the Panel Prize (both of which come with a £5,000 cheque).
This year's shortlist for the main prize includes Josie Long, who has been nominated for the third year in succession.
The nominations for Foster’s Best Comedy Show are:
Claudia O’Doherty – The Telescope (Underbelly, Cowgate)
The nominations for Foster’s Best Newcomer are:
Daniel Simonsen – Champions (Pleasance Courtyard)
The winners will be announced on 25 August 2012 at a lunchtime ceremony at Dovecot Studios, Infirmary Street.
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 - standup, mime, sketch and multi-media experimentation. The performers are all immensely charismatic and often thought-provoking whilst being extremely funny.”
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