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THE

AWARDS 2010
were presented by Kate Copstick and Simon Munnery
on Friday 27th August 2010
during Nik Coppin's nightly
late-night "Shaggers" show at The Three Sisters, Cowgate
as part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival


Photo by David Tuck
interfered with by
Brian Damage
poster by Vinny Lewis

Photo by John Fleming

The Awards are in memory of “one of the most anarchic figures of his era” - “the greatest influence on British comedy over the last 25 years” and the “godfather to a generation of comic talent".

The 2010 judges were Tim Arthur (Time Out), Kate Copstick (The Scotsman), John Fleming (co-author of Malcolm's autobiography), Dominic Maxwell (The Times) and Jay Richardson (The List / The Scotsman).


AWARD WINNERS

THE MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY

2005 - Reggie Watts

2006 - no award

2007 - Doktor CocaColaMcDonalds

2008 - Edward Aczel

2009 - Otto Kunhle

2010 - Robert White

For details of the 2008 Award, CLICK HERE
For details of the 2009 Award, CLICK HERE

THE MALCOLM HARDEE CUNNING STUNT AWARD
for best Edinburgh Fringe publicity stunt

2008 - Gill Smith

2009 - Lewis Schaffer

2010 - Stewart Lee

THE MALCOLM HARDEE 'ACT MOST LIKELY TO MAKE A MILLION QUID' AWARD

2010 - Bo Burnham


BBC NEWS report on the winners HERE
The BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE reports on the winners HERE
CHORTLE report on the winners HERE
SCOTTISH TELEVISION news report on the winners HERE
THE STAGE reports on the winners HERE


The shortlists for 2010 were:

THE MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY
Dr Brown
Bo Burnham
Lewis Schaffer
Bob Slayer
Robert White

THE MALCOLM HARDEE CUNNING STUNT AWARD
Stewart Lee
Manos The Greek
Arthur Smith

THE MALCOLM HARDEE 'ACT MOST LIKELY TO MAKE A MILLION QUID' AWARD
Bo Burnham
Greg Davies

The Scotsman's report of the Award nominations is HERE.

A shortened version of the press release can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking HERE.

A Fresh Air Radio (Edinburgh) interview about the Awards is HERE.

FOR WHAT?

The main award is “for comic originality of thought or performance” - for comedic talent and potential. It is for performers who, in the opinion of the judges, have not yet been given the attention they deserve and who have some potential for continuing and - hey! - perhaps even developing their act.

The winning act (probably an individual) does not need to have the potential to become a major mainstream star although he or she could have that potential. It is an award for people who deserve to succeed (either as cults or as stars) and who deserve to have their potential recognised and nurtured but who have not yet received their due recognition.


AUDIO CLIPS

JO BRAND's poem at Malcolm's funeral (2 mins)

FRANK HARDEE's speech at his father's funeral (7 mins)

STEWART LEE's speech at Malcolm's funeral (4 mins)

SIMON MUNNERY talks about Malcolm on the BBC Radio 4 series Loose Ends, 27th January 2007 (5 mins 17 secs)


MALCOLM AT THE FRINGE

To downlod a pdf file of extracts from Malcolm's autobiography I Stole Freddie Mercury's Birthday Cake, CLICK HERE

To read reviews of his autobiography, CLICK HERE


MALCOLM'S CHILDREN

FRANK & POPPY HARDEE say: "One of our dad's greatest qualities was finding and supporting new talent. This award in honour of our father will hopefully help to continue to promote new, exciting and slightly eccentric comedy acts at one of the world's most famous comedy festivals.


MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD BY A WARD AWARDED AWARD
At the annual Fringe Report Awards at the Leicester Square Theatre in London on 8th February, the equally annual Malcolm Hardee Awards won an award because, according to the citation, they "have injected a much-needed serum of anarchy into the taking-it-way-too-seriously world of performance awards". The Awards are designed by John Ward.
Also receiving an award on the evening was Lewis Schaffer, 2009 Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt award-winner for best publicity stunt at the Edinburgh Fringe. Last night he likewise won a Fringe Report award for 'Best Publicity Stunt'. Lewis, a New York Jew, was unable to attend so naturally chose Frank Sanazi to accept the award on his behalf - that'll be the Frank Sanazi who looks like Adolf Hitler and sings like Frank Sinatra... of course.



Photo by
John Fleming

THE DESIGNER OF THE AWARDS

JOHN WARD has been hailed by Time-Life as “possibly the best English eccentric inventor living today”. He vividly remembers a curry Malcolm cooked him many years ago. He explains the design of the Award in a 30 second video HERE. John's website is HERE



Photo by
David Tuck

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