Scottish Comedy Award 2020 Short list

This evening, Tuesday 9th June,  should have seen Scott Agnew and Mark Nelson return as hosts at the Scottish Comedy Awards.

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Sadly we still cannot gather. But hopefully by Tuesday 4th August we will be able to get together, probably only outdoors, and celebrate the best of Scotland’s funny folk.
So Scottish Comedy Folk… Stick Tues 4 Aug in your diary for an evening at Rotunda Drive In Comedy Club.
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Nominations for the 2020 Scottish Comedy Awards were opened at the start of the year, in March a panel whittled the long list down to the below short list.

This year’s nominations feature a host of worldwide stars including David Tennent for his role as Crowley in Amazon’s Good Omens, Edinburgh’s Ncuti Gatwa as Otis in Netflix’s Sex Education, and Bathgate boy Lewis Capaldi who famously got in an hilarious bit of trolling with Noel Gallagher.
Janey Godley leads the list with 4 nominations (Headliner, TV Comic, Solo show and online content).
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Following an amazing year when he became the first Scottish comedian to not only have the BBC produce their hour long live stand up show, but also broadcast it on pre bells Hogmanay terrestrial TV (Something not even afforded to Billy Connolly or Kevin Bridges), Perthshire Farmer Jim Smith has 3 nominations (TV Comic, Radio Comic & Solo Show).
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Over the past 3 months during lockdown the creativity of Scotland’s comedy folk has been nothing short of inspirational. This year we will have a special Lockdown Comedy Award. Details about this will be announced closer to the event, hopefully once the Scottish Government have allowed performers to start performing in front of live audiences again.
THE NOMINATIONS
BEST HEADLINER
Janey Godley
Larry Dean
Mark Nelson
Ray Bradshaw
Susie McCabe
BEST NEWCOMER
Amelia Bayler
Chris Weir
Connor Burns
Krystal Evans
Liam Farrelly
BEST COMPERE
Gus Lymburn
Jay Lafferty
Liam Withnail
Rosco McLelland
BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Liam Farrelly
Paul McDaniels
Susan Riddle
BEST SKETCH / VARIETY
Colin Cloud
MC Hammersmith
Spontaneous Players
Stu & Gary
BEST ACTOR
David Tennent : (Amazon Prime) Good Omens
Jack Docherty : (BBC Scotland) Scot Squad
Ncuti Gatwa : (Netflix) Sex Education
Susan Riddle : (BBC Scotland) The State of it
BEST TV COMIC
Daniel Sloss
Frankie Boyle
Iain Stirling
Janey Godley
Jim Smith
Larry Dean
BEST RADIO COMIC
Ashley Storrie
Des Clarke
Jim Smith
Lewis Mcleod
BEST SOLO TOUR / FESTIVAL SHOW
Danny Bhoy – Age Of Fools
Fern Brady – Power and Chaos
Gary Meikle – iBrow Guy
Janey Godley – Beyond The Fringe
Jim Smith – Back to the Teuchtar
Larry Dean – Fandan
Liam Withnail – Homecoming
Men With Coconuts
Ray Bradshaw – Deafinately Baby
Jojo Sutherland – Riches to Rags
Stephen Buchanan – Baby Dove
Stuart McPherson – Mr November
BEST TV SHOW
Breaking The News : BBC SCOTLAND
Frankie Boyle’s Tour of Scotland : BBC SCOTLAND
Still Game Final Episode : BBC SCOTLAND
The State Of It : BBC SCOTLAND
Up For It : BBC SCOTLAND
BEST RADIO SHOW
Ashley Storrie – BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
Breaking The News – BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
Good The Bad The Unexpected – BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
Bowie at Breakfast – CLYDE FM
BEST ONLINE CONTENT
Janey Godley – Voice Overs
Lewis Capaldi’s Twitter
Limmy’s Twitch
Mark Jennings Twitter
Stuart McPherson’s Election Leader Interviews : BBC Scotland
BEST WRITER
Cat Hepburn
Neil Bratchpiece
Neil Forsyth

Steven Dick

BEST EVENT
Eddy Brimson : Naughty Boy
Gary Faulds @ SEC Glasgow
Gary Meikle @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Richard Gadd : Baby Reindeer
Still Game : Final Farewell @ Hydro
BEST CLUB
Gilded Basement Edinburgh
Glee Glasgow
Monkey Barrel Edinburgh
Rotunda Glasgow
Stand Edinburgh
Stand Glasgow
BEST NIGHT
Crossmylaff – Glasgow
Des Mclean’s East Kilbride Sports Club
Enterteasement – Glasgow
Icebreaker – Dundee
Monday Night Improv – Glasgow
Project X – Edinburgh
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Panel Decision: To be announced closer to the event
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Panel Decision: To be announced closer to the event
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION
Panel Decision: To be announced closer to the event
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VOTING IS NOW OPEN. VOTING IS LIMITED ONLY TO THOSE WHO WORK IN SCOTTISH COMEDY INDUSTRY.

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