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|Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:25 pm Post subject: Black comedy award nominees announced
|...and it's an open field
|The nominees have been announced for his year’s black comedy awards.
No comedian dominates the list, but Gina Yashere, Reginald D Hunter, Ava Vidal, Eddie Kadi, Nathan Caton and Mo The Comedian have all been nominated for two main awards.
Several have also been nominated for best comedy moment – a diverse category which ranges from ‘Travis Jay making fun of a girl at The Cosy Show’ (an East London bar gig) to Reginald D Hunter’s 52-date national theatre tour.
Categories include best international comedian, best on the mainstream circuit, best male and female comedian and best young male. However, there is not equivalent young female category, as organisers say: ‘How many black female under 30 comedians can you name?’
The winners are decided by public vote. Click here to have your say.
The main shortlists are:
Best Young MaleMo The ComedianNathan Caton KG The Comedian Travis Jay Marlon Davis Eddie Kadi
Best Female Andi OshoGina YashereGlenda JaxsonAva VidalFelicity Ethnic
Best MaleMo The ComedianStephen K Amos1SlimCurtis WalkerEddie Kadi
Best on MainstreamJunior SimpsonAva VidalMatt BlaizeJoe KNathan Caton
Best Comedian ActingAngie Le Mar for In My ShoesLenny Henry for Comedy Of ErrorsRichard Blackwood for Shrek
Best International ComedianDana AlexanderReginald D HunterGina YashereChris Rock
The awards will be handed out next Monday at Venue 5 in Eastcote, Middlesex.
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