Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Fosters Comedy Award nominees announced

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Fosters Comedy Award nominees announced

James Acaster: nominated for fourth consecutive year

Including James Acaster, Adam Hess, Joseph Morpurgo and Sam Simmons

It's the final week of the Fringe, which can only mean one thing: it's time to shower some funny folk with awards.

This year's Foster's Comedy Award nominees were announced today, with the winners set to be revealed over the weekend. James Acaster immediately jumps out from the Best Show nominees for Represent, making it a fourth consecutive year on the shortlist for a prize he's yet to win. Nish Kumar, on the other hand, might just be pleased to be here after just missing the noms three years in a row.

Southern hemisphere comedians make their presence felt, as antipodeans Sam Simmons, Sarah Kendall, and Trygve Wakenshaw all make the Best Show list, while Tom Ballard gets recognition as one of the festival's best newcomers. Larry Dean is the only Scot on either list.

But if you're looking for a favourite to win, Joseph Morpurgo's Soothing Sounds for Baby is the only show to have received five stars from our reviewers. Make of that what you will, full list of nominees for both awards are below:

Best Show nominees
James Acaster: Represent
Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby
Kieran Hodgson: Lance
Nish Kumar: Long Word … Long Word … Blah Blah Blah … I'm So Clever
Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast
Sarah Kendall: A Day in October
Seymour Mace Niche as F*ck!
Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Best Newcomer nominees
Adam Hess: Salmon
Daphne Do Edinburgh
Larry Dean: Out Now
Thomas Parry: Yellow T-shirt
Tom Ballard: Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred
Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap

Winners will be announced on Sat 29 Aug, when there will also be an awards presentation.