The nominations for the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced. Those up for the Best Show and Best Newcomer awards are listed below. Click on the title of a show to find relevant information, articles, interviews, and all reviews to date.
Nica Burns, Director of the Awards, says: "70 years of the Fringe, 700 eligible shows: a record breaking year for comedy. An excellent long, long-list resulted in a particularly passionate and lively debate by the ten-strong judging panel. It is unprecedented to see an almost gender-equal list with four women on the shortlist of nine, one more nomination than in 2015 and 2016, and some exciting new names for the public to discover."
The winners of the 2017 lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards will be announced by Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of The League of Gentlemen alongside 2016 Best Show winner Richard Gadd at a lunchtime ceremony in the city on Saturday 26th August. The prize money for best comedy show is £10,000 with £5,000 each for the Best Newcomer and Panel Prize winners.