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2019 Award Nominees announced

We're delighted to announce the nominees for the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival awards!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for the most outstanding show

Anne Edmonds - What’s Wrong With You?
Cassie Workman - Giantess
Geraldine Hickey - Things Are Going Well
James Acaster (UK) - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Nath Valvo - I'm Happy For You
Tom Allen (UK) - Absolutely

Best Newcomer Award
Blake Freeman - There's Something There
Dan Rath - Bubble Bath
Nina Oyama - Needs a Lift
Oliver Coleman - Poolside

Golden Gibbo

Game Boys - Cinematic Universe
Lauren Bok - Rock Out With Your Bok Out
Margot Tanjutco - Vanity Fair Enough
Neal Portenza & Joshua Ladgrove - Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove
Oliver Coleman - Poolside
Patrick Collins - Mime Consultant

We are also delighted to announce, for 2019, the Pinder Prize is going to support two performers making their Edinburgh Fringe debut at the Assembly venues in August: Sam Taunton who is taking his show Straight From The Shoulder and Steph Tisdell (who will be appearing in The Aboriginal Allstars show along with Andy Saunders & Kevin Kropinyeri).

The 2019 award winners will be announced on Saturday 20 April, more info here.