There are seven Nomineed shows for The Barry Award this year.
Hannah Gadsby who is doing two shows – her personal show about surviving her teen years and becoming an adult – Happiness is a Bedside Table and her art show which this year is called Nakedly Nudes and is becoming a bit of a tradition and sells out pretty quickly.
John Conway – The New John Conway Tonight Show. An anarchic crazy late night chat show.
Kitty Flanagan, for Hello Kitty Flanagan. A stunning performer who came back to Australia from the UK a couple of years ago for which are all immensely grateful.
Max & Ivan Are Con Artists – British performers who’ve been getting some good reviews. (I’ve clearly not seen them)
Michael Workman with another magical lyrical story Ave Lorretta.
Rich Hall he’s so fabulous his show doesn’t need a name. He kicked ass at Political Asylum’s Late Night Riot too.
Trevor Noah The Racist. He’s South African and have heard fabulous things about him.
Now for this year’s Nominees for The Golden Gibbo! (Named in honour of the late Melbourne comedian Lynda Gibson it is awarded to “a local, independent show that bucks trends and pursues the artist’s idea more strongly than it pursues any commercial lure”.)
Kate McLennan & Wes Snelling for their Moosehead awarded, site specific work Standard Double. A character based show set in a hotel room that can only hold a small audience.
Simon Keck – Nob Happy Sock – For his moving and amazing show about depression with the most heart stopping opening of the festival
Slutmonster and Friends (Jessie Ngaio, Lucas Heil & Wes Gardner) – a gorgeously designed, joyful celebration of sex, silliness and puppets.
Tommy Bradson – Sweet Sixteen or the Birthday Party Massacre. Rock Musical satire of suburbia.
The Writers (Bob Franklin, Stephen Curry and Stephen Stagg) – What goes on in the mind of Bob Franklin?
The Best Newcomer nominees were announced on Tuesday April 16th they are….
Damien Power – Monkey’s in Space
Dayne Rathbone – It’s Me Dayne and The New Conway Tonight Show.
Luke McGregor – My Soulmate is Out of My League
and Steen Raskopoulos – Bruce SpringSTEEN LIVE IN CONCERT!
Congrats to all the 2013 Nominees, Winners will be announced next Saturday April 20th (well… actually early Sunday morning) at the Comedy Festival Club Hifi Bar