Moosehead Awards

Golden Gibbo

2019 GOLDEN GIBBO Applications are now open to any show who is eligible and registered in the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. To check your eligibility and apply, you can obtain a form in the Comedy Festival Registrations page under FORMS.   Deadline Friday 15 March 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2018 Golden Gibbo WINNER:
Cam Venn in Charles Horse Lays an Egg

Congratulations to the 2018 Nominations:

Laura Few & Michelle Brasier in Double Denim Adventure Show
Garry Starr Performs Everything
Cam Venn in Charles Horse Lays an Egg
Julia Rorke & Elysia Hall in Not Another F***** B**** In India
Sophie Joske & Anna Piper Scott in Almost Lesbians!


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 $3000 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:

2018 Cam Venn – Charles Horse Lays An Egg
2017 A Visit With Nan In A Caravan
2016 Zoe Coombs Marr – Trigger Warning
2015 Laura Davis – Ghost Machine
2014 Fancy Boy
2013 Simon Keck – Nob Happy Sock
2012 Lessons with Luis – Kidney 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