On Saturday 22 April at the Festival Club it was with our absolute pleasure that we announced the award winners for the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
2017 Barry Award Winner: Hannah Gadsby - Nanette
2017 Barry Award Nominees: Richard Gadd - Monkey See Monkey Do, Damien Power - Utopia: Now in 3D!, Anne Edmonds - No Offence, None Taken, Tom Walker - Bee Boo, Sammy J - Hero Complex
2017 Golden Gibbo Winner: Granny Bingo - A Visit With Nan In A Caravan
2017 Golden Gibbo Nominees: Clara Cupcakes - The Worst, Michelle Brasier & Laura Frew - Double Denim, Rama Nicholas - The Lucky Ones, Fran Middleton - Ceiling Fran and Game Boys - Clash Battle Warlords Age of Candy Robots Royal Strike Kingdom Mobile Legends Saga
2017 Best Newcomer Winner: Angus Gordon Sad Boy Comedy Hour & Aaron Chen The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby
2017 Best Newcomer Nominees: Fringe Wives Club Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party, The Travelling Sisters and Sam Taunton Taunts Down For What
2017 Pinder Prize Winner: Damien Power - Utopia: Now in 3D
2017 Director's Choice Award: Demi Lardner - Look What You Made Me Do
2017 Piece of Wood Award: Luke Heggie - Rough Diamanté
Vodafone People's Choice Award: Denise Scott and Judith Lucy - Disappointments & Wil Anderson - Critically Wil
2017 Raw Comedy Winner: Zack Dyer (VIC)
2017 Class Clowns Winner: Daniel Reeve (NSW)
2017 Deadly Funny Winner: Genoa Gela (NSW)
2017 Funny Tonner: William Erskine - 154 shows
Congratulations to all nominees and every participant of the Festival, what an incredible year!