Melbourne International Comedy Festival award nominees announced

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival award nominees announced

Comedy Festival Award Nominees
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This week, the nominees for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival awards have been released.

In the running for the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show are Aaron Chen for If Weren’t Filmed, Nobody Would Believe, Cameron James for “Electric Dreams”, Danielle Walker for Nostalgia, Geraldine Quinn for Broad, Greg Larsen for We All Have Bloody Thoughts, Laura Davies for If This Is It and Rhys Nicholson for Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

Keep up with Melbourne’s latest comedy news, reviews and interviews here.

Nominees for the Best Newcomer award, an accolade given to an act doing their very first Festival show include Will McKenna for Appellation, Frankie McNair for Relax Your Knees, Bronwyn Kuss for Any Goss?, Steph Broadbridge for Hot Chick/Tired Mum, Sunanda for Sunanda Loves Britney and Mish Wittrup for Soy Flat White.

The Golden Gibbo is an award named in honour of the late, great Lynda Gibson and is an award for a local and independent artist whose work pushes the boundaries and puts artistic integrity over commercial gain. Nominees this year include Shit-Wrecked! by Mel & Sam, The Disappearing Act by Maria Angelico, Broad by Geraldine Quinn, Ouch! by Ashley Apap, Lightly Familiar by Aiden Willcox, Hey Hey It’s Doomsday by Ross Purdy and To Schapelle and Back by Alex Hines.

Other awards will be handed out during the ceremony, including the Piece of Wood comic’s choice award – in which a past winner will present an award to a peer for “doin’ good stuff ‘n’ that”. Also up to be won is the Director’s Choice Award, the People’s Choice Award and the Pinder Prize.

The winners will be announced by host Joel Creasey during a live stream on the Festival’s Facebook Page at 1:15pm on Saturday April 23.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs for two more days, until April 24. For more information, and to grab a final ticket, head here.