The nomineesfor the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards 2016 have been announced. The awards, which were set up in 2005 in honour of the late comedian, aim to recognise originality at the Edinburgh Fringe.
In recent years the organisers also attempt to name the comedian most likely to make a million pounds. In 2012, the winner of this category was a then relatively unknown Trevor Noah, the comic who is now the host of The Daily Show.
A character comedy act created by Paul Vickers.
The Arturart Museum of Socks
Arthur Smith has created "a unique exhibition telling the little known but inspirational story of socks." It can be found in the Pleasance Dome.
The Foxdog Studios late night show blends comedy and technology together in ways that are hard to describe. Audience members can create avatars on their phone and then play along in an interactive adventure game.
Come Look at The Baby
As the title suggests this show is just a baby, which people can look at. The brochure description says "An actual baby, just... doing what a baby does."
For his socks-based exhibition.
Becky Fury has put her flyer on Tinder. Additionally, it features the phrase "Last Minute Comedy finalist"... which may look like a reference to the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and their new sponsors, but is more likely linked to the small comedy club in Hertfordshire.
Richard Gadd had one of the most talked about shows last year, resulting in long queues. This year he has booked himself into an even smaller room, leading to even longer queues.
Most Likely To Make A Million Quid
Irish comedian Al Porter looks set to be a slick TV star.
Arthur Smith's socks
Could Arthur's socks be snapped up by Saatchi and become a modern art masterpiece valued in millions?
The winners will be announced as part of a Malcolm Hardee Awards show at Gillie Dhu on Friday 26th at 11.55pm. Entry is free.
To find out more about the history of the awards visit malcolmhardee.co.uk