Comedy’s most heralded award, The Barry Award, has just announced this years contenders.

Recognising the most outstanding Comedy Festival show, The Barry has been awarded to many famous faces, from the likes of Denise Scott, Ross Noble and International favourite The Pajama Men.

This year, there’s a mixed bag of nominees, from well known talents to lesser known Internationals.


Luisa Omielan – What Would Beyonce Do? (UK)

John Kearns – Shtick (UK)

Steen Raskopoulos  – Character Assasin 

Lawrence Moooney – Surely Not

Sam Simmons – Spaghetti For Breakfast

Damien Power – I Can’t Believe I Cared

The Barry award winner will be announced at the closing of the Comedy Festival.