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Comedy in Your Eye Pupils nominated for SKY best comedy show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Two comedians who have graced the Comedy in Your Stage, Ania Magliano and Julia Masli, have been nominated for best show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023, sponsored by SKY.

Ania Magliano and Julia Masli have been nominated for SKY's Best Show for their amazing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023.

See info on their shows below and how to see them before the Festival wraps up on the 28th!:

Ania Magliano: I Can't Believe You've Done This

Ania Magliano  Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 Show Poster
What we say:

Ania Magliano has sold out for a second year in a row so you can't actually buy any tickets online but it's well worth turning up to see if there are any extra tickets on the door or checking the ticket office to see if there are any returns. You will not want to miss this future comedic superstar!

What they say:

To the hairdresser at [redacted] Salon: You can take my money. You can take my dignity. You can take too much off the ends. But you cannot take my right to talk about it every day on stage. This is a show about the worst haircut of Ania Magliano's life. Ania's critically acclaimed 2022 debut run sold out entirely in a week. She's supported Marc Maron, Cat Cohen and Ed Gamble, and writes for Amelia Dimoldenberg's Chicken Shop Date. 'Will have you crying with laughter' **** (Guardian). **** (Times, Time Out,

Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Julia Masli  Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 Show Poster
What we say:

Julia Masli is one big bundle of childish joy that is always a favourite with crowds and one of the must see shows at the fringe following her success in 2022.

What they say:

The blurb is: hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hihihi hahahahahahahaha hoho hahahhahahaha hehe hahahahahahahahahaha. 'Ha' (Guardian). From the legs behind the sell-out hit shows Legs, Logs, and Choosh! Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality and The Telegraph's Best Sad Clown Award. Off West End Theatre Award nominee. **** (Guardian). **** ( **** (Scotsman). **** (Skinny). **** (List). **** ( **** ( ***** ( ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (

View the full list of nominees below:

Sky Best Comedy Show 2023 Nominees

  • Ahir Shah: Ends @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 3

  • Ania Magliano: I Can't Believe You've Done This @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beyond

  • Emmanuel Sonubi: Curriculum Vitae @ Underbelly - Dairy Room

  • Ian Smith: Crushing @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 1

  • Janine Harouni: Man'oushe @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath

  • Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 4

  • Kieran Hodgson: Big In Scotland @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beyond

  • Phil Ellis’s Excellent Comedy Show @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Hive 2

DLT Entertainment Best Newcomer Nominees are:

  • Bill O'Neill: The Amazing Banana Brother @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beside

  • Dan Tiernan: Going Under @ Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 2

  • Lindsey Santoro: Pink Tinge @ Pleasance Courtyard - The Attic

  • Louise Young: Feral @ Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker One

  • Martin Urbano: Apology Comeback Tour @ Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Three

  • Paddy Young: Hungry, Horny, Scared @ Pleasance Courtyard - Above

  • Urooj Ashfaq: Oh No! @ Assembly George Square - The Crate

Nica Burns, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards director, said: 'It’s been a brilliantly vibrant year with a very high standard of comedy across the Fringe.

'Our international, diverse group of shortlisted comedians come from a huge variety of backgrounds and their work embraces every type of comedy from clowning to pure stand-up, with many variations along the way. What they all do is make people laugh.'

SKY producer, Adnan Ahmed, who head up the judges panel, said: 'The panel is delighted to announce such a strong list of funny shows. We’ve been wowed by the levels of joy and invention displayed by all of the performers and can’t wait to crown two worthy winners.'

The prize has been a staple part of the fringe, with a large cash prize of £10,000, offering hope and the chance of prosperity among the comedic hopefuls. However, after Dave's three festival deal came to an end, there was a huge worry that there would be no awards.

In the end SKY, DLT Entertainment and The Victoria Wood Foundation joined forces with Nica Burns to sponsor the prize.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday.

Looking for some other recommendations on what show to watch? Check out our Top 15 Show recommendations and guide to the best reviewed shows.


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