Saturday 29 April 2017

Richard Gadd wins Edinburgh Comedy Award

Scottish comedian Richard Gadd, who has been announced as the winner of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (Arthur Leone PR/PA)
Scottish comedian Richard Gadd, who has been announced as the winner of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (Arthur Leone PR/PA)

Scottish comedian Richard Gadd has been announced as the winner of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

The Fife comic's show Monkey See Monkey Do beat off competition from seven other nominees, including James Acaster, Nish Kumar and Zoe Coombs Marr, to win the £10,000 prize for the best Edinburgh Festival Fringe act.

He was the first Scot to be nominated for the prestigious prize in 23 years.

Glasgow-born Scott Gibson was announced as the best newcomer for his show Life After Death, picking up an award of £5,000.

The 2016 panel prize award, also worth £5,000, went to Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full, which saw the 2.6-million-word report read aloud in its entirety over 284 hours.

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