Bridget Christie wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
Bridget Christie has won the main Edinburgh Comedy Award for her show, A Bic For Her.
Collecting the award in a ‘No More Page Three’ shirt, Christie said she collected the award on behalf of all female comedians on the Fringe. She also joked that she was only winning the award because Josie Long was not in Edinburgh this year.
John Kearns won the Best Newcomer award for Sight Gags for Perverts, which he brought to the Free Fringe with no PR or agent.
He said he honestly thought agents in the room should ‘go fuck themselves’ for only asking about signing his show after he was nominated for the award.
He also paid tribute to Peter Buckley Hill for running the Free Fringe, and described Harry Deansway as the closest thing he had to an agent.
There is more on all the nominees for both awards here.
Adrienne Truscott won the Panel Prize for her show Asking For It: A One Woman Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else!.
An emotional Tania Harrison presented the award on behalf of the panel of judges for the show, which has been performed at Bob’s Bookshop.
You can read John Kearns' thoughts about comedy here.
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