Which is the best comedy act at the Fringe?
Is it the one that the critics say it is?
There’s an award for that and it’s called the Foster’s.
Or is it the one that the audiences say it is?
Well now there’s an award for that too and it’s called the Fisters.
(Karma is the net positivity rating for each act at the Fringe based on what audience members have said about it on Twitter.)
So The Fisters represents the views of the many rather than the views of the few. It is unofficial and therefore unfettered by politics. It is transparent and democratic. It is unpolished, rough around the edges and experimental.
It’s the one that this correspondent would want to win.
The 2011 EdTwinge Fisters award will be announced during the final Gilded Balloon Comedy Podcast recording at 12pm on Sunday 28th August. Details here.
At the time of writing there are four (yes four) comedy acts all tied on a Karma score of 94. If these circumstances the winner will be decided by the act with the highest “noise”.
(Noise is the total number of tweets mentioning an act. Only tweets expressing a positive or negative sentiment count towards Karma.)
Join us tomorrow to find out which comedy act has, in the eyes of the people that matter most, made the best fist of the 2011 Fringe.