Edinburgh Comedy Awards: Dr Brown, Josie Long, James Acaster, Tony Law, Claudia O'Doherty and Pappys nominated
Tim Clark22 August 2012
Dr Brown, Claudia O’Doherty, James Acaster, Josie Long, Tony Law and Pappy’s have been nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2012.
Dr Brown, who had been given a large number of five-star reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe this year is joined by perennial nominee Josie Long as well as up-and-coming comic James Acaster who had been tipped for the newcomer prize in 2011.
Audience favourite Tony Law is also nominated for the first time, Law has won a number of awards in the last twelve months, including the Amused Moose Laughter Award and Best Breakthrough Act at the Chortle Awards, and has continued to impress with his latest Edinburgh show, Maximum Noonsense at The Stand.
Ben Target, Joe Lycett, Daniel Simonsen, David Trent and Sam Fletcher have been nominated for the Best Newcomer awards.
Speaking about the awards 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."
The full list is as follows:
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 Noise (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)