The Edinburgh Fringe’s top comedy awards (in fact the top comedy awards in the country) were the Perriers for 25 years. They’ve only been as the “If.comeddies”, or the Eddies for short, for the past three months (See News, 14 Jun 2006) – but it may be time for another name already. Apparently, the Society of American Cinema Editors isn’t too happy about the awards’ chosen nickname, the Eddies, as it’s run it’s own Eddies for the past 56 years. Despite a potential legal threat, awards producer Nica Burns has said no name change is on the cards. Following the drinks company’s decision to relinquish their sponsorship of the awards, Scotland-based mortgage company Intelligent Finance picked up the reins, prompting the awards rebrand in June. Nominations for the first year as the If.comeddies have just been announced. The five contenders for Best Comedy Show are: David O'Doherty Is My Name, Russell Howard – Wandering, Phil Nicol: The Naked Racist, Paul Sinha - Saint or Sinha?, and We Are Klang in 'Klangbang' (by Greg Davies, Steve Hall and Marek Larwood). And the five Best Newcomer nominees are: Fat Tongue, Concert for La Vert: God's Pottery, Andrew Lawrence - How To Butcher Your Loved Ones, Josie Long: Kindness and Exuberance, and Russell Kane's Theory of Pretension. A new award, the Panel Prize, does not announce nominations and is awarded at the discretion of the judges. All winners will be announced at midnight this Saturday (26 August 2006). The winner, nominees and best newcomers will bring their acts to to West End’s Lyric Theatre on Sundays 8, 15 and 22 October 2006.
By providing information about entertainment and cultural events on this site, WhatsOnStage.com shall not be deemed to endorse,
recommend, approve and/or guarantee such events, or any facts, views, advice and/or information contained therein.