Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - Netflix

Posted on Thu 20 June 2019 in netflix

Recorded live at the Festival Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe, this show features the best comedy talent from around the world.

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-09-02

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Netflix

The Edinburgh Comedy Awards or Eddies (formerly the Perrier Comedy Awards, and also briefly known by other names for sponsorship reasons) are presented to the comedy shows deemed to have been the best at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Established in 1981, they are the most prestigious comedy prize in the United Kingdom. The awards have been directed and produced by Nica Burns since 1984. The most recent awards were given to John Robins, Hannah Gadsby and Natalie Palamides

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The main prize, which was for many years the only prize, and is now known as the Best Comedy Show, is awarded “for the funniest, most outstanding, up-and-coming comic / comedy show / act” at the Fringe. The winner receives a cash prize of £10,000 and an invitation to perform at the Montreal, Toronto and Chicago Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals. The Best Newcomer Award category was introduced in 1992, and is given to the best “performer or act who is performing their first full-length show (50 minutes or more)”. The prize is £5,000. Newcomers are eligible for the Best Comedy Show Award, but no act is allowed to appear on both shortlists in the same year. A further prize, the Panel Prize, was inaugurated in 2006. All shows are eligible, and the award may not be awarded at all, if the panel so choose. This happened in 2017, when for the first time there were joint winners of the main prize. Previously, in 2008, it had been awarded to “every comedian on the Fringe”. Like Best Newcomer, the Panel Prize winner receives a cash prize of £5,000.

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