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Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Awards nominees

Friday 28th February 2020, 1:57pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

A number of the comedians and venues who took part in Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 have been nominated in the annual awards organised to celebrate the event.

The awards, set up in 2006, aim to recognise the contribution people make to the February festival and include awards for Best Show, Best Debut Show, Best Venue, Best Promoter, Best Community Project and Contribution to Leicester Comedy Festival 2020.

The full list of nominees are:

Best Show

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk (2020)

Scott Bennett: Relax

Olga Koch: If/Then

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Troy Hawke: Tiles Of The Unexpected

Best Debut Show

Sikisa: I'm A 7

Sian Davies: About Time

Chloe Petts: Alpha

Fiona Ridgewell: Contender

Pascal Cameron: Hairballs

Your Dad's Mum: Tues Night @ Social Club

Best Musical Show

Friz Frizzle: Heaven Knows I'm Friz Frizzle Now

MCUsical: The Unofficial Marvel Parody Musical

Good Kids: Golden Years

Harry & Chris: This One's For The Aliens

Best Impro Show

The Improlectuals

The Oxford Imps

Chris Betts vs The Audience

Rhymes Against Humanity: The Improvised Musical

Best Kids Show

It's Hot, It's Not

Joe Zalias: Horrible Stunts for Kids

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Blue Planet III

Maths Madness with Kyle D Evans

Liberty Award

Doorstep Comedy Club
Esquires & Al Jumeirah Shisha Bar
Furthest From The Sea
PETER Pizzeria
Leicestershire Press & Demon FM

Best Promoter

Doorstep Comedy Club
Joke On Us
Furthest From The Sea
Just The Tonic
Community Award
Age UK Leicester
The Samaritans and LAMP
Warning Zone
New Horizons in British Islam

Contribution to LCF20

Barry Bulsara/Lest-ha! Poster
Sairah Butt - The BIG Weekend Harborough District
Patrick Monahan
Festival volunteers
Sturgess Motor Group & Charlie Sturgess

Business of the year

The Miller Partnership
Red Monkey
Everards Brewery
Union JACK Radio
Eileen Richards Recruitment

The results will be announced at a private event taking place in Leicester on Monday 30th March 2020.

In addition to the awards above, a special Lifetime Contribution Award will also be presented on the night, to someone or an organisation who has made a significant contribution to the festival over a number of years.

For the third year running members of the public have been voting for their favourite venues. Meanwhile other awards are decided upon by a group of 28 members of the public who applied to become members of the awards panel.

Leicester Comedy Festival Director, Geoff Rowe, said: "The 2020 festival was incredible, with a significant increase in attendance and greater number of shows and national media coverage. Sales via the festival box office increased and we saw an increase in the total number of shows at the festival. Over 1600 people performed on stages across Leicester & Leicestershire. The festival would not be possible without the support we receive from acts, venues, promoters, volunteers and other organisations who work so hard to make the thing happen every February. The Festival awards are a great way for us to acknowledge all these people and the event has grown in importance in recent years. We're looking forward to opening the gold envelopes and announcing the winners on the night."

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