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Two Doors Down and Scot Squad lead Scottish Comedy Awards

BBC Scotland sitcoms Two Doors Down and Scot Squad lead the nominations for this year’s Scottish Comedy Awards.

Both are nominated for Best TV Show, while Two Doors Down has two nominations in the Best Actor category – for Elaine C Smith and Doon Mackichan, and ScotSquad has three nominations; Jack Doherty, Jim Smith and Chris Forbes.

The writers of Two Doors Down, Gregor Sharp and Simon Carlyle, also receive a nomination.

Last year’s TV Show winner, Still Game, did not air a series last year.

America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Colin Cloud receives two nominations for Best Tour Show and Best Variety act, a category that also includes Donald Trump impersonator Lewis Macleod.

Online comedy star Isla Nelson was the big winner last year, when she was aged just three. This year her dad Mark Nelson is again nominated in the Best Headliner category alongside Raymond Mearns, Susie McCabe and Scott Agnew.

Winners will be announced at the start of the Edinburgh Fringe, with voting – by those working in the Scottish comedy industry – opening soon.

Here is a full list of nominations, announced on the eve of the Glasgow Comedy Festival:

Best Headliner
Mark Nelson
Raymond Mearns
Scott Agnew
Susie McCabe

Best Compere
Jay Lafferty
Joe Heenan
Liam Withnail
Ray Bradshaw

Best Newcomer
Christopher KC
Chris Scott
Susan Riddell
Will Nameeh

Best Variety Act
Colin Cloud
Lewis Macleod
Spontaneous Players
The Dolls

Best Actor / Actress
Elaine C Smith
Chris Forbes
Doon Mackichan
Jack Doherty
Jim Smith

Best TV / Radio Comedian
Des Clarke
Iain Stirling
Fern Brady
Frankie Boyle
Larry Dean

Best Tour Show
Colin Cloud
Fern Brady
Larry Dean
Phil Nichol
Ray Bradshaw

Best TV Show
2 Doors Down
Frankie Boyle’s New World Order
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Scot Squad

Best Radio Show
4 Extra Stands Up
Absolutely Radio Series
Breaking The News
Fags Mags Bags
Julia’s Funny Kind

Best Online Comedy
Ashley Storrie Twitter
Limmy’s Twitter
News At 3
Sloss & Humphries Podcast
The Glasgow Trip

Best Comedy Writer
Armando Ianucci
Gregor Sharp / Simon Carlye
Frankie Boyle
Steven Dick

Best Comedy Club
Breakneck, Aberdeen
Gilded Balloon Rose St Theatre, Edinburgh
Monkey Barrell, Edinburgh
Rotunda, Glasgow
Stand, Edinburgh
Stand, Glasgow
Yesbar, Glasgow

Best Comedy Night
Chunks, Glasgow
Crossmylaff, Glasgow
Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin
Enterteasement, Glasgow
Kilted Kangaroo, Stirling
Stand Out @ Strathaven Theatre
Viva La Shambles

Best Comedy Event
Launch Of Breakneck
Harper Comedy In Front Room

Published: 7 Mar 2018

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