Josh Widdicombe wins FHM's Comedy Hero competition
Rising star of the comedy world Josh Widdicombe has pocketed a cool £10,000 after winning FHM’s Stand Up Hero competition.
The comedian beat fellow contestants Henry Ginsberg, Liam Mullone, Nathan Caton and Andrew Watts in the final to pick up the prize.
Hosted by Brendon Burns at London’s Riverside studios judges Jo Caulfield, Ronni Ancona and John Thomson praised Widdicombe for his ‘extremely well structured’ set and ‘lovely stage persona’ as well as the quality of the jokes.
The FHM crown is the third comedy gong picked up by Widdicombe who also won the So You Think You’re Funny comedy competition at Edinburgh in 2008 as well as the Leicester Mercury comedian of the year earlier this year.
A total of 273 comedians applied to be part of the FHM Comedy Hero competition, whose £10K prize is among the highest in the comedy circuit.
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