Edinburgh Comedy Awards

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Edinburgh Comedy Awards

About Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The Awards celebrate the best of both up-and-coming comedy and brand-new performers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, finding and spotlighting the next generation of talent and awarding comedy excellence across all genres of comedy. Over the years the Awards have been a springboard for outstanding comedy performers who have gone on to become household names at home and abroad.

The Awards Judging Panel and scouts operate an open-access, independent, thorough, inclusive and fair judging process comprising senior members of the comedy industry, comedy critics and comedy fans representing the public. The prize money for Best Comedy Show is £10,000 with £5,000 each for the Best Newcomer and The Victoria Wood Award winner.

The Shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 21st August 2024, the Nominees' photo-call will be on Thursday 22nd August 2024. The 42nd Edinburgh Comedy Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 24th August 2024. Further information about the Panel for the Awards, and plans beyond 2024, will be revealed in due course.