Piece of Wood Award
Founded in 1998 by comedian Greg Fleet, the Piece of Wood Award is awarded during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to the best show as voted by a committee of comedians which includes all past winners of the award. Literally a piece of wood, it is traditional for winners to bite the award.
Past winners have included:
- 1998 - Linda Haggar and Fahey Younger - Lost due to war
- 1999 - Simon Munnery
- 2000 - Stewart Lee
- 2001 - Rich Fulcher
- 2002 - Charlie Pickering - Boiling Point and Michael Chamberlin
- 2003 - Justin Hamilton
- 2004 - Andrew McClelland- Andrew McClelland's Somewhat Accurate History of Pirates (1550-2017)
- 2005 - Tony Law
- 2006 - Fiona O'Loughlin and Damian Callinan - Spaznuts (Shared)
- 2007 - Andy Zaltzman
- 2008 - Tom Gleeson
- 2009 - Lawrence Mooney - Make The Girls Cry
- 2010 - Sam Simmons - Fail
- 2011 - Harley Breen - I Heart Bunnings: Stories About My Brothers
- 2012 - Bob Franklin and Steven Gates - Stubborn Monkey Disorder
- 2013 - David Quirk - "Shaking Hands With Danger"
- 2014 - Sarah Kendall - "Touchdown"
- 2015 - Anne Edmonds - "You Know What I'm Like"
- 2016 - Chris Wainhouse
- 2017 - Luke Heggie - Rough Diamanté
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