By Lisa Clark
What an amazing fabulous festival it has been.
As usual the winners of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards were announced on the final night at the Festival Club in the Hifi Bar. This year American UK resident Rich Hall was rewarded for his fifteenth show at the festival in Melbourne. We give our heartiest congratulations to all the winners (as well as all the nominees. how do they choose between them?)
The Full List of Award winners is below.
Funny Tonne Award – Nick Taras who saw 147 shows
The Golden Gibbo – Simon Keck for Nob Happy Sock
highly commended by The Golden Gibbo – Standard Double by Kate Mclennan and Wes Snelling
The Piece of Wood – David Quirk – Shaking Hands with Danger
Directors Choice Award – Mel Buttle – How Embarrassment
People’s Choice is Arj Barker – Go Time
Best Newcomer – Luke McGregor – My Soulmate is Out of My League
Barry Award – Rich Hall.
Given out previously…
RAW Comedy – Demi Lardner
Class Clowns competition – James Warren