1 - THE GOLDEN GIBBO

The 2015 Golden Gibbo nominations have been announced:  

WATSON - Who's Afraid of the Dark

BEN RUSSELL - The Tokyo Hotel

LAURA DAVIS - Ghost Machine

CLARA CUPCAKES - The Merchant of Whimsy

JON BENNETT - It's Rabbit Night!

DAVID QUIRK - Thrasher

The winner will be announced at the Festival Club/Hi Fi on Saturday 18 April 2015.


Lynda Gibson died on January 2, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. Lynda (aka Gibbo/Gib) had for many years been an integral part of the Melbourne Comedy scene, having performed in and around every Melbourne Comedy Festival since 1987. Lynda was a stand-up comedian who never stood still and whose left wing politics and keen sense of social justice were never hidden. Her physicality was a measure of her commitment and as a performer she threw herself (literally) at her work. 

The Golden Gibbo award is $2000 cash plus the Golden Gibbo statue which looks suspiciously like a bottle of shitty red wine. Lynda’s contribution and spirit is acknowledged every year by the Melbourne comedy community through the Golden Gibbo.

Previous Winners include:

2014
Fancy Boy 

2013
Simon Keck
Nob Happy Sock

2012
Lessons with Luis
Kindney Kingdom

2011
Geraldine Quinn
You're The Voice (Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac)

2010
Sam Simmons and David Quirk
The Incident

2009
The List Operators

2008
The Suitcase Royale
Ghosts of Ricketts Hill — A Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Adventure

2007
Charlie Garber, Nick Coyle and Claudia O'Doherty
The Glass Boat

2006
Greg Bird
Cliffy is Relaxed and Comfortable

2005
The Drowsy Drivers
Keating! The Musical

2004 (tie)
Eddie Perfect
Angry Eddie 

Jo Randerson
Carry on Randerson

WATSON - Who's Afraid of the Dark

BEN RUSSELL - The Tokyo Hotel

LAURA DAVIS - Ghost Machine

CLARA CUPCAKES - The Merchant of Whimsy

JON BENNETT - It's Rabbit Night!

DAVID QUIRK - Thrasher