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:
Nob Happy Sock
Lessons with Luis
You're The Voice (Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac)
Sam Simmons and David Quirk
The List Operators
The Suitcase Royale
Ghosts of Ricketts Hill — A Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Adventure
Charlie Garber, Nick Coyle and Claudia O'Doherty
The Glass Boat
Cliffy is Relaxed and Comfortable
The Drowsy Drivers
Keating! The Musical
Carry on Randerson