Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist announced
Bo Burnham, Greg Davies and Sarah Millican head up 2010 shortlist
This article is from 2010.
The shortlist for the 2010 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards has been announced. The acts nominated are: Bo Burnham, Greg Davies, Josie Long, Russell Kane and Sarah Millican.
The shortlist for Best Newcomer Award is: Asher Treleaven, Imran Yusuf, The Boy with the Tape on His Face, Gareth Richards, Late Night Gimp Fight and Roisin Conaty.
Established in 1981, the Awards' most recent sponsor is Foster's. Previous sponsors include Perrier, Intelligent Finance and Absolute Radio. The cash prize for best act is £10,000. Best Newcomer award cash prize is £5,000.
The awards were brought into the public eye earlier this year when Stewart Lee publicly attacked the announcement of a public vote, organised by the Comedy Awards, to find the favourite act from a list of all 173 nominated for the award throughout its 30 year history. Dubbing them "Corporate Whores. Morons. Illiterates." Lee accused the Awards of undermining the spirit of the Fringe.
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