The List Festival Awards 2010
From 'Wettest Venue' to 'Most Transparently Cynical Marketing Ploy'
This article is from 2010.
Best Impression of a Garden Gnome
The identical Nelson Twins, Gilded Balloon Teviot.
Most Middle-Class Reaction to On-Stage Defecation
The politely applauding Traverse audience in Martin Creed’s Ballet Work 1020, Traverse.
Best Use of Foodstuffs as Shower Gel
Joint first place for the
Most Transparently Cynical Marketing Ploy
Lesbian Bathhouse, Assembly Rooms (narrowly beating casting Abi Titmuss in Up & Under, Assembly Rooms).
The Stomach-Churning Dedication to Comedy Even When it Might Mean Death Award
Jeremy Lion, Pleasance Dome.
Best Show in which a Horse-Headed Woman Dances Flamenco to Woo a Tiger, to a Trip-Hop Soundtrack
Regretrospective, Zoo Roxy. Only on the Fringe, eh?.
The Caves (very drippy after a rainstorm).
Most Disturbingly Realistic Insect Impersonation
Karin de la Penha in The Fly in the Fridge, Sweet Grassmarket.
The Bernard Manning Memorial Award for Tireless Service To Misogyny
Jim Jefferies, as usual. Take his mother-in-law. Do. Yawn. Underbelly.