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Comedy awards flow at the Edinburgh Fringe

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

Sam Simmons

The Edinburgh Festival awards keep on coming, so let’s round up some of the comedy winners shall we?

First up, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, where Aussie Sam Simmons took the top prize, hot on the heels from winning the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this year.

The Newcomer Prize went to the marvellous Sofie Hagen, cover star of the Week Three issue of ThreeWeeks, while the annual Panel Prize went to Gilded Balloon chief Karen Koren as she celebrates thirty years of her Fringe venue enterprise.

Before all that malarkey, last night the Malcolm Hardee Awards took place over at the Counting House, where Michael Brunström took the Award For Comic Originality and Laurence Owen was declared The Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid.

Meanwhile the always interesting Cunning Stunt prize went to Matt Roper for hacking into comedy critic Kate Copstick’s Facebook account and writing a post to the effect that her three star review of his show in The Scotsman had been a misprint, and that five stars should have been awarded.

And finally for now, a quick big up for Luca Cupani who won Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny? new talent competition earlier this week. Consider yourself bigged up.

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