The ticker tape has settled on the stages of this years New Zealand International Comedy Festival with the climax of the announcements of the Billy T and Fred Comedy Awards at Last Laughs.
After watching 26 shows I enjoyed the festival so much I wanted to find a way to celebrate my favourite shows.
From the middle of the Festival I began selecting my favourtie shows to put together a shortlist for ‘The Griddy’s’which you can see in full here.
I have now made my decisions so here are the very first Griddy award winners!
And the winners are …………………………………………………………………………..
It was incredibly difficult to choose winners out of so many fantastic shows but the one’s that I have picked are both truly original shows that are part of making live comedy the exciting and evolving art form it is!
The Boy With Tape On His Face - More Tape
‘I am certain in the hands of this muted mastermind that every show will end as this one did, with a standing ovation!’
Also thanks to ‘the Boy’ who helped with the naming of these awards!
Marcel Lucont - Gallic Symbol
‘He really is a pleasure to watch as he cleverly plays his quirky observations in his refreshing style of such obvious disdain that he will have you in fits of giggles.’
It was incredibly difficult to choose winners out of so many fantastic shows but the acts I have picked are both truly original. Their shows reflect their part in what makes live comedy the exciting and evolving art form it is!
The Griddy’s are based purely on my own opinions and do not represent the views of the NZ International Comedy Festival.
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