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 Male
Mo The Comedian
Nathan Caton
KG The Comedian
Travis Jay
Marlon Davis
Eddie Kadi

Best Female
Andi Osho
Gina Yashere
Glenda Jaxson
Ava Vidal
Felicity Ethnic

Best Male
Mo The Comedian
Stephen K Amos
Reginald D Hunter
Curtis Walker
Eddie Kadi

Best on Mainstream
Junior Simpson
Ava Vidal
Matt Blaize
Joe K
Nathan Caton

Best Comedian Acting
Angie Le Mar for In My Shoes
Lenny Henry for Comedy Of Errors
Richard Blackwood for Shrek

Best International Comedian
Dana Alexander
Reginald D Hunter
Gina Yashere
Chris Rock

The awards will be handed out next Monday at Venue 5 in Eastcote, Middlesex.

Published: 28 Nov 2011

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