New Sponsor For Alternative Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The inaugural (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards – an alternatuve in 2023 to the long-established Edinburgh Comedy Awards – returns this year with a new sponsor. The ISH Awards involves a voluntary panel of judges seeing every eligible comedy show at the Fringe, where 100% of any sponsorship goes towards the artists.


Musical Comedy Awards Results

The final of the Musical Comedy Awards has taken place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

Twelve acts competed for the prestigious prize, now in its 16th year. And the results are as follows

In 3rd place was Luke Nixon as Jim Midge

In 2nd place was Anna Hale


Finalists Announced For Musical Comedy Awards

The full line-up for the 2024 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards Grand Final, taking place at the Bloomsbury Theatre on April 13th, has been revealed.

Competing for the prestigious musical comedy crown are the following acts:

Tom Towelling

Anna Hale

Emily Cairns

Jim Midge

Sang Don Park

Frank Friendzione (very good friend of The Gorgeous Diva)

Amelia Bayler

Alex Camp

Baron Fortitude

Ben Pollard

Ash Weir

Lila Robirosa

Tags: Awards Results

The results are in and the big winner of the Awards this year is BBC sitcom Ghosts, which wins Comedy of the Year and also Best Returning TV Sitcom. See the full results and links to their YouTube acceptance speeches below.

David Mitchell does well too, with Best TV Panel Show going to Would I Lie To You? and Best Radio Panel Show going to The Unbelievable Truth.

Comedy Of The Year 2023:



ISH Comedy Award Winners Announced

The winners of the inaugural (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show and Best Newcomer have been announced at the Ceremony at The Three Sisters today along with the Panel Prize.


The (Insert Sponsor Here) Edinburgh Comedy Awards began earlier this summer, when the long-established Edinburgh Comedy Awards lost their funding and looked unlikely to go ahead in 2023. 



ISH Awards Shortlists Announced

The (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show and Best Newcomer shortlists have been announced.

The organisers say that a collective of around 35 volunteers have seen all eligible comedy shows (full run, not compilation) between them and have chosen 11 shows for the Best Show list and 5 for Best Newcomer  The winners will be announced on Saturday 26th August at the ceremony at The Three Sisters (Maggie's Chamber) along with the Panel Prize.


ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Announce Longlist

The ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards, an alternative set of awards announced when the long-established Edinburgh Comedy Awards did not have a sponsor, has revealed their long lists for Best Show and Best Newcomer.

A collective of volunteers have seen eligible shows and have chosen a longlist of shows below.  This week the judges will see more shows to choose a shortlist of 5 shows in each category.


Nica Burns Launches Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023

Nica Burns, the longstanding Director of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, has officially launched the biggest awards in live comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  

Figures from across the comedy industry gathered in Edinburgh for the annual launch with Fringe Society President Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Chief Executive Shona McCarthy also in attendance. 


Edinburgh Comedy Awards Judges Announced

Nica Burns, the longstanding Director of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, has revealed the judging panel for the biggest awards in live comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which begins this week.


Alternative Edinburgh Comedy Awards Planned for 2023

An alternative to the Edinburgh Comedy Awards is being planned for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. 

The Edinburgh Comedy Awards, which has run for four decades, is currently looking for sponsorship. Another group has announced the (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards. The ISH stands for Insert Sponsor Here as they are also looking for sponsorship.



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