2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award nominations announced

AAR MICF2019 Steph TisdellWith more than 600 shows on offer, nominees for the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award nominations have been announced – recognising the best and brightest shows and comedians at this year’s festival.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for the most outstanding show:
Anne Edmonds – What’s Wrong With You?
Cassie Workman – Giantess
Geraldine Hickey – Things Are Going Well
James Acaster – Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 (UK)
Nath Valvo – I’m Happy For You
Tom Allen – Absolutely (UK)

Best Newcomer Award:
Blake Freeman – There’s Something There
Dan Rath – Bubble Bath
Nina Oyama – Needs a Lift
Oliver Coleman – Poolside

The Golden Gibbo:
Game Boys – Game Boys Cinematic Universe
Lauren Bok – Rock Out With Your Bok Out
Margot Tanjutco – Vanity Fair Enough
Neal Portenza & Joshua Ladgrove – Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove
Oliver Coleman – Poolside
Patrick Collins – Mime Consultant

For 2019 the Pinder Prize is going to support two performers making their Edinburgh Fringe debut at the Assembly venues in August: Sam Taunton who is taking his show Straight From The Shoulder and Steph Tisdell (who will be appearing in The Aboriginal Allstars – along with Andy Saunders & Kevin Kropinyeri).

Additional Award announcements will include:
The People’s Choice Award
The Directors’ Choice Award
The Piece of Wood
The Funny Tonne

2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award winners will be announced at 1.00pm on Saturday 20 April. The Festival closes on Sunday 21 April 2019. For more information, visit: www.comedyfestival.com.au for details.

Image: Steph Tisdell (supplied)