Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Nominations announced for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival awards

The awards panellists for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival held their annual bunfight last night, and the nominations have been announced for this year's awards, to be announced at the annual ceremony on Monday 21st March.

The nominations in full are:

Best Show:
Andrew O’Neill is Trapped Down A Well
Grainne Maguire: Great People Making Great Choices
Joanna Neary: Faceful of Issues
John Gordillo: Progress in Work
Pat Cahill: Panjandum

Best Debut Show:
Dude Looks Like A Lady
Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn
Lucy Thompson: Lady
Pete Otway: Six Years From Then
Rob Kemp: Hubris

Best Venue (over 200 capacity):
De Montfort Hall
Just the Tonic - Leicester at Hansom Hall
The Little Theatre

Best Venue (under 200 capacity):
The Cookie
The Criterion Free House
The Globe

Best New Venue:
Bob's Blundabus
BrewDog Leicester
O2 Academy Leicester
Peter Pizzeria
The Soundhouse

Best Promoter:
Jokes On Us
Dead Cat Comedy Club
Just the Tonic
The Cookie Comedy Club
Bottle Rocket Comedy Club

Contribution to the Festival:
Love Loughborough, Loughborough College and Melton BID
Everards Brewery
Leicester Fridge
Bob Slayer & Heroes

Make Me Happy community award:
Feed Bellies Not Bins
Fine and Funny Dining
Laughing with LOROS
Loving Laughing
Sharon Lockyer & Centre for Comedy Studies Research

Liberty Award for spirit of the festival:
Anthony King
Jokes On Us
St Martins Square & Comedy Box
14/48 Leicester
High Sheriffs of Leicestershire & Rutland
Weirdos Comedy

Best Poster: vote for your favourite here
President Obonjo Stole My Identity
Karen Sherrard: A Fete Worse than Death
Rob Kemp: Hubris
Michael Brunstrom: The Haywain Reloaded
Paul Foot's Game of Dangers
Adam Broomfield-Strawn: Falling Dumb
Ian Hall: IANertia
Jasper Cromwell Jones & Friends

Well done to all those nominated and good luck! :)

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