Monday, May 29, 2023
ALERT: Nomination Period ends on June 2nd

2023 ED Awards Pre-Nominations

This site will be accepting pre-nomination suggestions through June 2, 2023.
Voting on the final ballot will be released shortly after nominations are reviewed.
Winners annouced at the 2023 ED’s Awards Show, Aug. 22nd, at the Criss Angel Theater in Las Vegas.

The Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show

Popularly known as the ED's Award Show — is the ONLY national awards show for the multi-billion-dollar gentlemen’s club industry produced by ED Publications and is slated for August 22, 2023, at the Criss Angel Theater inside Planet Hollywood. The ED Awards Show is sponsored by Knights Global will be hosted by top comedian Joe DeVito.

Established in 1998, the ED’s Awards Show is the marquee event of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, the only national convention & tradeshow for the gentlemen’s club industry since its inception in 1993.
This year’s EXPO will be held August 20-23 at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and marks the 30th Anniversary of EXPO and the 25th Anniversary of the ED’s Awards Show.

The first step in the process of nominations for the 2023 ED Awards is this pre-nomination website. Where you can nominate those clubs, staff members, entertainers & industry executives that you feel are most deserving of an ED Award nomination.

The ED’s Awards Show honors the country’s top gentlemen’s clubs, touring feature entertainers and club staff. The categories for clubs and entertainers have evolved over the years to keep pace with the industry’s evolution. Today, awards are given to clubs in four regions—East, South, Midwest and West.

There are also club awards for Feature Club of the Year (clubs which book touring feature entertainers regularly), Urban Club of the Year, and Club Chain of the Year (“chains” are club brands which own multiple locations)

The most prestigious club award is “Overall Club of the Year,” a category which typically boasts eight-to-ten nominees from across the U.S. These are clubs that have either won or were nominated in their award region multiple times.

In 2022, a new award  “Overall Small Club of the Year”  was introduced to celebrates nominees from across the U.S. that represent clubs that are either in smaller club markets or are venues that are smaller in size.

The ED Awards also honors club staff, as they are the ones largely responsible for helping their clubs achieve their success. These categories include General Manager of the Year, DJ of the Year & Club Employee of the Year.  A new award was introduced in 2022 titled “Businesswoman of the Year,” which honors female industry professionals who have excelled in their careers.

The Entertainer Award category was revamped in 2022. The full list of entertainer awards being presented at EXPO 2023 will include:

  • EDI 2023 Champion
  • Feature Entertainer of the Year
  • Newcomer Entertainer of the Year
  • Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year
  • Miss of the Year

2023 ED Awards Show Hosted by Joe Devito

Joe DeVito’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City. Joe has appeared on television more than 150 times, including Comedy Central, The Late Late Show (CBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC), AXS-tv’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Unleashed, E! Network, CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more.

Joe has contributed to Maxim Magazine, MTV, and the award-winning film “Super Size Me.” When he was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Canada, the Montreal Gazette rated his performance “9.5 out of 10,” adding, “He ruled the room!”

Joe’s debut album “First Date with Joe DeVito” is in regular rotation on Spotify and Sirius XM satellite radio.

The 30th Anniversary EXPO
Register Today & Save!

With an occasion like a 30th Anniversary EXPO, how can you miss it?
Register now for EXPO 2023 and save!

Badges are $299 until May 31st.
You can save an additional 10% if you register three or more together.

Also, don’t forget your Awards Show tickets; they’re just $69 each and can be purchased along with your EXPO badge.

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