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Photo by David Tuck
cartoonised by
Brian Damage.
Design by Vinny Lewis

THE

AWARDS 2017
will be presented on Friday 25th August 2017
during a two-hour variety show
at the Edinburgh Fringe
as part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival


Photo by David Tuck
cartoonised by
Brian Damage.
Design 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 two-hour variety show was hosted by Kate Copstick and Janey Godley and included the official Scottish national Russian Egg Roulette contest supervised by the World Egg Throwing Federation.


2016 AWARD WINNERS

THE MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY
PAUL VICKERS aka TWONKEY

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

BECKY FURY

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


THE 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

2011 - Johnny Sorrow

2012 - The Rubberbandits

2013 - Adrienne Truscott

2014 - Candy Gigi

2015 - Michael Brunström

2016 - Paul Vickers aka Twonkey

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

2008 - Gill Smith

2009 - Lewis Schaffer

2010 - Stewart Lee

2011 - Kunt and The Gang + Bob Slayer

2012 - Stuart Goldsmith

2013 - Barry Ferns

2014 - Christian Talbot

2015 - Matt Roper

2016 - Becky Fury

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

2010 - Bo Burnham

2011 - Benet Brandreth

2012 - Trevor Noah

2013 - no award made

2014 - Luisa Omielan

2015 - Laurence Owen

2016 - The Baby

THE MALCOLM HARDEE 'POUND OF FLESH' AWARD

2013 - Gareth Ellis (and Richard Rose)

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)


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.


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 AWARDS

...The Awards were designed and crafted by John Ward...

In 2010, Fringe Report awarded the Malcolm Hardee Awards 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".


In 2016, website TV Bomb awarded the Malcolm Hardee Awards their Fringe Experience Award as the show that provided "the most memorable and extraordinary experience at the Fringe, be it good, bad or plain strange".



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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