Elvis Dead creator dominates Midlands Comedy Awards | Rob Kemp shortlisted in six categories © Roger A P Jones / Peril Design

Elvis Dead creator dominates Midlands Comedy Awards

Rob Kemp shortlisted in six categories

The creator of cult Edinburgh hit The Elvis Dead leads the nominations in this year’s Midlands Comedy Awards.

Rob Kemp has been shortlisted in six of the ten categories. They are: best act, best mc, breakthrough act, alternative act and best live show and best open mic show for the Anarchy  he runs in Willenhall, near Walsall

For best act, he’ll be facing off against big names like Joe Lycett, Tom Binns, Luisa Omielan as well as other circuit acts.

Finalists for Midlands Comedy Awards were chosen by a secret ballot of comedy promoters and comedy performers, with the final decision in the hands of public voters, but pulls haven’t opened yet.

The winners will be announced on December 4.

The full list of nominees are :

Best Act

Scott Bennett

Tom Binns

Ben Briggs

Masai Graham

Rob Kemp

Joe Lycett

Luisa Omielan

Josh Pugh

Hannah Silvester

Best MC

Scott Bennett

Gareth Berliner

Barry Dodds

Stevie Gray

Alex Hylton

Rob Kemp

Jason Neale

Dan Nightingale

Andy Robinson

Breakthrough Act

Harv Hawkins

Sarah Johnson

Rob Kemp

Jack Kirwan

Andrew Mcburney

Thomas Rackham

Pete Teckman

Stu Woodings

Best New Act

Adam Beardsmore

Jem Braithwaite

Adam Elmi

Count Evil

Liam Jeavons

Gina Overton

Jack Topher

Sham Zaman

Alternative Act

Count Evil

Ian Hall

Rob Kemp

Jack Kirwan

Andrew McBurney

Daniel Nicholas

Roger Swift

Best Live Show

Jo D’arcy

Rob Kemp

Laura Monmoth

Phil Pagett

Josh Pugh

Online Comedy

Craig Deeley

Masai Graham

Moses Ali Khan

Jack Kirwan

Phil Pagett

Best Comedy Club

Funhouse Comedy

Glee Club

Just The Tonic

Laff Attack

NCF Comedy

Best Small Club

Blue Giraffe

Can Comedy

Cherry Bomb

Club Smashing

Faf Comedy

Fat Penguin

Funhouse Comedy

Proper Funny

Best Open Mic Show

Anarchy – Black Country

Comedy And Cocktails – Leicester

Holly Bush – Black Country

Jam Comedy – Northampton 

Juice Comedy – Staffordshire

NCF £1 Night – Nottingham

Roadhouse Comedy – Birmingham

Published: 7 Nov 2017

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