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Renkow takes first comedy gong of the Fringe

By | Published on Monday 4 August 2014

Tim Renkow

We may only be a few days into the Festival, but we have a Fringe winner for you already. The finals of Amused Moose’s annual new talent competition took place at theSpace @ Symposium Hall yesterday, with Tim Renkow declared the overall winner.

Holly Walsh hosted the show, which went ahead despite two of the finalists being temporarily trapped in a lift just before it was due to start. Those two aspiring comics, Archie Maddocks and Don Tran, nevertheless performed well before a packed audience and industry panel, coming second and third in the final.

All three will now appear at an Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase later this year at London’s Soho Theatre, alongside the winner of the other Amused Moose comedy competition that reaches its climax during the Festival, for slightly more established new talent.

The winner of that one will be announced on 17 Aug, meanwhile Renkow, who follows the likes of Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall in winning the Amused Moose newbies prize, takes away a nice £1500 and his shiny moose trophy.

The other finalists this year were Kiri Pritchard McLean, Penella Mellor, Rob Auton and Brennan Reece.

More at www.amusedmoose.com