The adult nightclub industry’s only national awards show is the featured event of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, August 7-10, 2016 in New Orleans
March 30, Clearwater, FL: The 19th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show—known as the ED’s Awards Show—will once again celebrate the best-of-the-best in the adult nightclub and feature entertainment industries. Held each year during the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, the 2016 ED’s Awards Show is slated for Tuesday, August 9th, at the Harrah’s Theatre inside the the Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. The 24th Annual EXPO is being held directly across the street from Harrah’s at the Hilton Riverside, August 7-10.
Headlining the 2016 ED’s Awards Show as host is well-known comedian Colin Kane, who promises to give the show a dynamic edge. The Awards Show will also feature command performances by the four ED’s Entertainer of the Year nominees, two of which will be decided at the upcoming EDI West (Scores Presents Platinum 84 in Denver, April 21-23) and EDI East (Double Dee’s Ranch & Saloon, West Palm Beach, FL, June 2-4) contests, produced by ED Publications. The Show will also boast a bevy of special presenters, including adult film stars Nicole Aniston and Kaylani Lei.
If you like dirty comedy, then Colin Kane’s your man. Billed by Dennis Miller as “the next really big comedian” and described by fans as "acerbic and brilliant", Colin Kane has had the opportunity to work for everyone from the racially charged Paul Mooney to the deeply perceptive Jerry Seinfeld. Kane recently made his film debut in a breakout role opposite Kevin Hart in “The Wedding Ringer,” which was the #1 comedy in America for three weeks in a row. He has a special on Showtime, won Howard Stern’s “Kill or Be Killed” comedy competition, is a regular radio guest on The Opie & Anthony Show and performs for our troops whenever possible through the Wounded Warrior Project. A Los Angeles resident, the born-and-bred New Yorker sells out theaters and comedy clubs across the country.
Nominees for the 2016 ED’s Awards will be determined in part by the Official ED’s Pre-Nomination Ballot, which will be featured online only at www.theEDawards.com, starting in early May. Final ballot voting will also take place at theEDawards.com site, and all winners will be announced either at the main ED’s Awards Show on Tuesday August 9th, or at the EXPO Opening Night Party and Pre-ED Awards presentation on Monday, August 8th at Republic NOLA.