Wednesday 28 September 2016

Richard Gadd wins Edinburgh Comedy Award

Published 27/08/2016 | 14:46

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.

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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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