Scottish Comedy Award Nominations 2018

BBC Scotland Sitcoms Two Doors Down and ScotSquad lead the nominations for the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards. Both are nominated for Best TV Show, Two Doors Down has 2 nominations in the Best Actor category; Elaine C Smith & Doon Mackichan, whilst ScotSquad has 3 nominations;  Jack Doherty, Jim Smith and last year’s winner Scotsquad’s Chris Forbes who is aiming for a hat trick of wins.

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The writers of Two Doors Down; Gregor Sharp and Simon Carlyle also receive a nomination.

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America’s Got Talent finalist Colin Cloud receives 2 nominations for Best Tour Show and Best Variety act, a category that includes Donald Trump impersonator Lewis Macleod and The Dolls aka Gayle Telfer Stevens and Louise McCarthy.

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BBC News at 3’s Isla Nelson was the big winner last year. this year her dad Mark Nelson is again nominated in the Best Headliner category alongside Raymond Mearns, Susie McCabe and Scott Agnew.

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Love Island’s Iain Stirling is nominated for Best TV / Radio comedian alongside Des Clarke, Fern Brady, Frankie Boyle and Larry Dean, proving what an exceptionally high quality pool of comedy talent Scotland is producing

In a slight change of format the two venue categories are now split between Best Comedy Club and Best Comedy Night.

The full list of nominees is:

SCOTTISH COMEDY AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2018

BEST HEADLINER

Mark Nelson

Raymond Mearns

Scott Agnew

Susie McCabe

BEST COMPERE

Jay Lafferty

Joe Heenan

Liam Withnail

Ray Bradshaw

BEST NEWCOMER

Christopher KC

Chris Scott

Susan Riddell

Will Nameeh

BEST VARIETY ACT

Balloonatics 

Colin Cloud

Lewis MacLeod

Spontaneous Players

The Dolls

BEST ACTOR / ACTRESS

Elaine C Smith

Chris Forbes

Doon Mackichan

Jack Doherty

Jim Smith

BEST TV / RADIO COMEDIAN

Des Clarke

Iain Stirling

Fern Brady

Frankie Boyle

Larry Dean

BEST TOUR SHOW

Colin Cloud

Fern Brady

Larry Dean

Phil Nichol

Ray Bradshaw

BEST TV SHOW

2 Doors Down

Frankie Boyle’s New World Order

Mrs Brown’s Boys

Scot Squad

BEST RADIO SHOW

Radio 4 Fred at The Stand

Absolutely radio series

Breaking The News

Fags Mags Bags

Julia’s Funny Kind

BEST ONLINE COMEDY

Ashley Storrie Twitter

Limmy’s Twitter

News At 3

Sloss & Humphries Podcast

The Glasgow Trip

BEST COMEDY WRITER

Armando Ianucci

Gregor Sharp / Simon Carlye

Frankie Boyle

Steven Dick

BEST COMEDY CLUB

Breakneck, Aberdeen

Gilded Balloon Rose St Theatre, Edinburgh

Monkey Barrell, Edinburgh

Rotunda, Glasgow

Stand, Edinburgh

Stand, Glasgow

Yesbar, Glasgow

BEST COMEDY NIGHT

Chunks, Glasgow

Crossmylaff, Glasgow

Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin

Enterteasement, Glasgow

Kilted Kangaroo, Stirling

Stand Out @ Strathaven Theatre

Viva La Shambles

BEST COMEDY EVENT

Chunkstival

Launch of Breakneck

Harper Comedy in Front Room

SCOTY Final

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The Scottish Comedy Awards will take place at the start of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Voting will open soon. Only those working in the Scottish Comedy Industry are eligible to vote.

 

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