Monday 18 June 2018

James Acaster gets fourth best show nomination at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

James Acaster has been nominated for best show again
James Acaster has been nominated for best show again

Comic James Acaster has been nominated for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the fourth year in a row.

The 30-year-old comedian, who has appeared on Have I Got New For You and Mock The Week, has been in the running for the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award on three previous occasions, and has lost out every time.

Acaster is up against seven other shows, the longest shortlist ever for the award.

Physical comedian Trygve Wakenshaw, billed as a modern-day clown, has made the list for the first time.

The winner of the Best Comedy Show will be awarded a cash prize of £10,000.

Badults star Tom Parry is among the stand-up comedians in the running for the Foster's Best Newcomer award, which has a cash prize of £5,000.

Nica Burns, producer of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, said: "This is a record-breaking year with an eight strong shortlist for Best Comedy Show and a seven strong shortlist for Best Newcomer.

"The judging debate was the longest in the 35 year history of the comedy awards. This demonstrates the vibrancy of the Edinburgh Fringe and extraordinary range of talent on show this year."

The winners will be announced on August 29 at 12.30pm at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Show

::James Acaster - Represent

::Joseph Morpurgo - Soothing Sounds for Baby

::Kieran Hodgson - Lance

::Nish Kumar - Long Word...Long Word...Blah Blah Blah...I'm so clever

::Sam Simmons - Spaghetti for Breakfast

::Sarah Kendall - A Day in October

::Seymour Mace - Niche as F*ck!

::Trygve Wakenshaw - Nautilus

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Newcomer

::Adam Hess - Salmon

::Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres -Daphne do Edinburgh

::Larry Dean - Out Now!

::Sofie Hagen - Bubblewrap

::John Henry Falle - The Story Beast

::Tom Ballard - Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred

::Tom Parry- Yellow T-shirt

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