1 - THE GOLDEN GIBBO

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UPDATED: Monday 16 February 2016

The 14th Annual Golden Gibbo Award application are NOW OPEN.

 

HOW TO APPLY? To register your eligibility, you don't apply here, you need to log on to the registration section of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Website and the application form will be in the documents section available for download.

WHAT DO YOU GET? The award is $3000 plus the Golden Gibbo statue which looks suspiciously like a bottle of shitty red wine. The Golden Gibbo seeks to find the show in the Comedy Festival that best captures the spirit of Lynda's work. An independent show, not only literally, but also in spirit - a show that pursues the artist's idea more strongly than it pursues any commercial lure. The show must also be local, adventurous and original.

SUPER IMPORTANT INFO: This is open to any independent (this means you are not being produced by a major producer) Australian/New Zealand shows that have a new work/premiere season at MICF 2016 or performed no more than ONE season in the 12 months prior - so you could have presented a season at Melbourne Fringe OR Adelaide Fringe OR Perth Fringe World, but not all three.

CLOSING DATE:  Email your application to info@mooseheadawards.com.au by Wed 9 March 2016.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2015 Golden Gibbo Winner: LAURA DAVIS - Ghost Machine

 

The 2015 Golden Gibbo nominations: 

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

 

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