Co-host of our Utter Shambles podcast series with Robin Ince, it’s a well-deserved nomination for Josie whose Edinburgh show Be Honourable aims to inspire people into changing the world.
The other four acts shortlisted this year and vying for the £10,000 prize are Bo Burnham, Greg Davies, Russell Kane and Sarah Millican.
Sarah Millican (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) is nominated for her Chatterbox show named after her inability to keep quiet!
Having two women in the running for the award is a first for the Fringe in it’s 30 year history but both are in with a good chance of winning as each hold the title for best newcomer at the Fringe.
It’s the third consecutive nomination for the hyper Kane (Fakespeare, Grouchy Young Men) whose Smokescreens and Castles show chronicles the story of his childhood growing up in a council house (dubbed by his dad ‘The Castle’) in Enfield.
For 20-year-old Bo Burnham and Greg Davies (Inbetweeners, We Are Klang) it’s a great achievement considering this year was both of their Fringe debuts.
Producer of the awards Nica Burns said: ‘It took a very impassioned, intense debate to select the nominees from an extremely strong and diverse long list’ BBC News writes.
She added: ‘2010 will be remembered as a vintage year for comedy.’
The winner will be announced on Saturday.
Good luck to them all!
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