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The prestigious Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards announces nominees for Best Comedy Show and Best Newcomer

24/08/2022

Nominees from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Australia and North America

Strong regional voices from across the UK from the Midlands, Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear in the north to Sussex in the south and Essex in the east

Character comedy, stand-up, confessional story-telling, observational comedy, musical comedy, songs and a double act

First solo transgender nomination

Male and female millennials

A partially sighted and a partially deaf comedian

24th August Long-standing Daves Edinburgh Comedy Awards Director Nica Burns, has today announced the nominees for the biggest prizes in live comedy, Best Comedy Show and Best Newcomer Awards, celebrating the best of both established and up- and-coming comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Nica Burns, Director of Daves Edinburgh Comedy Awards, says of this years nominees,

2022 has indeed been a bumper year with a high standard of comedy across the Fringe. Daves Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominees represent a wide-range of comedy genres created by comedians whose material is drawn from their rich range of backgrounds and experiences. The Fringe has bounced back with a bang, with audiences clearly enjoying laughing together, live.

Cherie Cunningham, Channel Director Dave, says,

Spending two weeks immersed in a whirlwind of fantastic comedy at the Fringe has been a magical experience. It is inspiring to find so much great talent that is our comedy future.

This years nominees for Best Comedy Show are:

Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man @ Monkey Barrel Comedy

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann @ Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath

Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird? @ Assembly, George Square

Josh Pugh: Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh, Chips and Beans @ Monkey Barrel Comedy

Larry Dean: Fudnut @Monkey Barrel Comedy

Lauren Pattison: It Is What It Is @ Monkey Barrel Comedy

Liz Kingsman: One-Woman Show @ Traverse Theatre

Sam Campbell: Comedy Show @ Monkey Barrel Comedy

Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now? @ The Stand Comedy Club

The Delightful Sausage: Nowt but Sea - Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill with Paul Dunphy @ Monkey Barrel 4

This years nominees for Best Newcomer are:

Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Carnivore Emily Wilson: Fixed @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath

Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated @ Underbelly, Bristol Square

Josh Jones: Waste of Space @ Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Three

Lara Ricote: GRL/LATNX/DEF @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - The Hive

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! @ Pleasance Courtyard - Baby Grand

Vittorio Angelone: Translations @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Carnivore

This years panelists, who judged nearly 600 eligible shows are:

Adnan Ahmed, Chair: Producer, Sky Studios Comedy

Cherie Cunningham: Channel Director, Dave

Ashley Davies: Freelance Arts Journalist, Metro Scotland and Times Scotlands Alba

Joe Hullait: Commissioning Executive, Channel 4 Comedy

Isobel Lewis: Comedy Critic and Culture Journalist, Independent

Dominic Maxwell: Comedy Critic, The Times

Pete Strauss: Executive Producer, BBC Studios Audio

Paul Abbey: Public Competition Winner

Jo Kinsella: Public Competition Winner

Monique May Munroe: Public Competition Winner

The awards are sponsored by comedy channel Dave, with the aim of further celebrating and supporting comics, from those breaking into the industry to much-loved names.

The prize money for Best Comedy Show is 10,000, with 5,000 each for the Best Newcomer and the Panel Prize winner.

There will be a Nominees photo-call and Gala recording on the morning of Thursday 25th August. The 40th Daves Edinburgh Comedy Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 27th August.

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For Daves Edinburgh Comedy Awards please contact Multitude Media:

Anya Noakes, Senior Publicist: anya.noakes@multitudemedia.co.uk / 07973 363341

Charlotte Prentice, Publicity Manager: charlotte.prentice@multitudemedia.co.uk / 07969 959037

Will Wood, Managing Director: will.wood@multitudemedia.co.uk / 07817 014515

For UKTV and Dave please contact:

Ben Duncan, Consumer Publicity Manager

NOTES TO EDITORS About the Daves Edinburgh Comedy Awards:

The inaugural Comedy Award winners were The Cambridge Footlights in 1981, whose line- up included Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson. Other winners whose careers have soared since carrying off the awards range from the late Sean Hughes, still the youngest ever winner at age 24, to Rose Matafeo, Hannah Gadsby, Bridget Christie, Russell Kane, Richard Ayoade, Al Murray, The League of Gentlemen, Dylan Moran, Jenny Eclair, Harry Hill, Lee Evans, Steve Coogan and Frank Skinner.

Our 2019 winners, Jordan Brookes and Catherine Cohen have had a busy couple of years. Brookes has taken his acclaimed Edinburgh show around the UK and beyond, hosted his own BBC Radio 4 series Jordan Brookes on..., has made a pilot for Channel 4 and recently launched a brand new podcast with Dave, Look At What Youve Done. Meanwhile American Catherine Cohen co-hosts the popular podcast Seek Treatment whilst her debut one-hour comedy special The Twist? Shes Gorgeous is now streaming on Netflix.

Past nominees include James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Darren Harriott, Ivo Graham, Lucy Beaumont, London Hughes, Mae Martin, Sophie Willan, Seann Walsh, Greg Davies, Sarah Millican, John Bishop, Russell Howard, Chris Addison, Reginald D Hunter, Adam Hills, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Noel Fielding, Sean Lock, Lee Mack, Peter Kay, Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Eddie Izzard.

Dave has a well-established passion for supporting fresh comedy, and with a growing slate of UKTV Originals, the channel prides itself on supporting new talent and bringing in young audiences. Original comedy programming attracting an over 25% or more 16-34 audience profile include Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, BAFTA-winning Big Zuus Big Eats _and Josh Widdicombe and James Acasters _Hypothetical.

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