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Award nominees announced for Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 award nominees have been announced, following the annual Festival that took place from February 3-21 which featured over 780 events in 68 venues across the city.

The awards were set up in 2006 to recognise the comedians and venues that take part in the festival each year.

This year the majority of the awards have been decided by members of the public who applied to become members of the Awards Panel.

Photo Credit: Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival
Photo Credit: Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

For the first time members of the public are being invited to vote for their favourite venues that can be made via:

Geoff Rowe, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Director said: “The festival awards are a great way for us to acknowledge the performers, venues and other people who contribute so much to the annual festival.

“The ceremony has grown in importance in recent years and we’re looking forward to opening the gold envelopes and announcing the winners on the night.”

Winners of the 2016 awards will be announced at a private ceremony taking place at the Mercure Grand Hotel Leicester on March 21st.

The full list of 2016 nominees are:

Best venue (over 200 capacity):
De Monfort Hall
Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall
The Little Theatre

Best Venue (under 200 capacity):

Manhattan 34
The Cookie
The Criterion
The Globe

Best New Venue (any capacity):
Bob’s Blundabus
O2 Academy
PETER Pizzeria
The Sound House

Best Show:
Andrew O’Neill is Trapped Down a Well
Grainne Maguire: Greatest People Making Great Choices
Joanna Neary: Faceful of Issues
John Gordillo: Progress in Work
Pat Cahill: Panjandum

Best Debut Show:
Dude Looks Like a Lady
Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn
Lucy Thompson: Lady
Pete Otway: Six Years From Then
Rob Kemp: Hubris

Best Promoter:
Joke On Us
Dead Cat Comedy
Just The Tonic
The Cookie Comedy Club
Bottle Rocket Comedy Club

Contribution to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016:
Love Loughborough, Loughborough College and Melton BID
Leicester Fridge
Bob Slayer & Heroes of Comedy
Make Me Happy Community Award:
Feed Bellies Not Bins
Fine and Funny Dining
Laughing with LOROS
Loving Laughing
Sharon Lockyer & Centre for Comedy Studies Research

Best Festival poster:
Adam Broomfield- Strawn- Falling Down
Ian hall- Ianertia
Jasper Cromwell Jones & Friends
Karen Sherrard- A Fete Worse Than Death
Michael Brunstorm- The Hay Wain Reloaded
Paul Foot’s Game of Dangers
President Obonjo- Stole My Identity
Rob Kemp- Hubris

Liberty Award:
Anthony King
Joke On us
St Martins Square & Comedy Box
High Sheriffs of Leicestershire & Rutland
Weirdos Comedy
Legend of Comedy Award:
Barry Cryer
French & Saunders
Lenny Henry
Paul Merton
The Goodies
Victoria Wood

Photo Credit: Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival
Photo Credit: Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival
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