Edinburgh Fringe - Foster's Comedy Awards: And The Nominees Are...

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She's won the Best Newcomer award, and been nominated for the Best Comedy Show award for the past two years running. So could this be the year that Josie Long gets her hands on Edinburgh's most sought-after prize?

Yes, the shortlists have been announced for the Foster's Comedy Awards - and the nominees are...

For Foster's Best Comedy Show:

For Foster's Best Newcomer:

The winner of the Best Comedy Show takes home a cash prize of £10,000, while the Best Newcomer picks up £5,000. There's also a Panel Prize, with a cash prize of £5,000.

As the awards' producer Nica Burns notes, this year's nominees form an eclectic mix. "The nominees sum up an extraordinarily inventive year for comedy at this year’s Fringe," she said. "The shows demonstrate all the comedic art forms - standup, mime, sketch and multi-media experimentation. The performers are all immensely charismatic and often thought-provoking whilst being extremely funny. Two excellent nomination lists."

The winners will be announced on Saturday - watch this space for our report. In the meantime, you can read our review of Josie Long's show and check out Joe Lycett's blog posts for The Huffington Post UK.

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