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Comics in line for Kiwi awards

Andy Parsons (pictured), Glenn Wool, Phil Nichol and The Flight of The Conchords have all been nominated for comedy awards in New Zealand.

The country's comedy guild has unveiled its shortlist for its annual awards, which will be handed out on Saturday.

Brit Parsons is up for the international award against British-based Canadians Wool and Nichol, plus American Lewis Black.

While Kiwis Flight of the Conchords are in the running for best show, and for best achievement for their Perrier nomination at the Edinburgh festival.

The full list of nominees are:

Best Comedian (Male)
Ben Hurley
Benjamin Crellin
Jeremy Elwood
Mike Loder
Paul Ego

Best Comedian (Female)
Cal Wilson
Jan Maree
Justine Smith
Michele A'court

Best MC
Jeremy Corbett
Jeremy Elwood
Michael Shadbolt
Paul Ego
Sully O'Sullivan

Best Newcomer
Corey Gonzalez-Macuer
Dave Wiggins
Ruth Spencer
Tevita Manukia

Best Comedy Venue
Indigo (Wellington)
La Commedia (Red Beach)
The Classic Comedy & Bar (Auckland)

Best Show Concept
Sully O'Sullivan's Scriptless

Best Show
Flight Of The Conchords

Best International Guest
Andy Parsons
Glenn Wool
Lewis Black
Phil Nichol

Best Media Coverage Outlet
Channel Z
Tv3 Nightline

Most Improved Comedian
Darren Jardine
Justine Smith
Terry Williams

Best Industry Friend
Jeremy Elwood
Karen Temple
Michele A'court
Scott Blanks
Vaughan King

Andrew Kovacevich Memorial Cup For Most Offensive Gag
Benjamin Crellin - Alpha Male
Gish - Britney Spears, Oops, I Split Her Again
Jeremy Elwood - Dressing Up As Ronald McDonald
Mike Loder's Festival Email Prank

Kevin Smith Award For Best Artist Achievement
Flight Of The Conchords - Perrier Nomination
Mike Loder's CD Release
Tarun Mohanbhai's D'arranged Marriage

Published: 17 Dec 2003

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