List of Edinburgh Comedy Award winners

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The Edinburgh Comedy Awards, formerly known as the Perrier Comedy Awards, the if.comedy awards and briefly as the if.comeddies, are a group of prizes awarded annually since 1981 to comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Currently three awards are given - Best Comedy Show, Best Newcomer and the Panel Prize.

Perrier Comedy Awards
Year Main Prize Winner Main Prize Nominees
1981 Cambridge Footlights
(Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson, Penny Dwyer and Paul Shearer)
1982 Writer's Inc
(Gary Adams, Steve Brown, Vicki Pile, Trevor McCallum, Helen Murry, Jamie Rix, and Nick Wilton, with additional material by Kim Fuller)
1983 Los Trios Ringbarkus
1984 The Brass Band Fascinating Aïda
Hank Wangford Band
Frank Chickens
The Bodgers
Paul B Davies & Dave Cohen
1985 Theatre de Complicité The Bodgers
Merry Mac Fun Show
John Dowie
Sue Ingleton
1986 Ben Keaton Paul B. Davies
Roy Hutchins
Jenny Lecoat
Merry Mac Fun Show
1987 Brown Blues... Arnold Brown with Barb Jungr and Michael Parker Nick Revell
Jeremy Hardy
Simon Fanshawe
John Sparkes
1988 Jeremy Hardy Doug Anthony Allstars
Roy Hutchins
Robert Llewellyn's Mammon
The Wow Show
1989 Simon Fanshawe John Hegley
Al and George
Will Durst
Live Bed Show
The World of Les and Robert
1990 Sean Hughes Dillie Keane - Single Again
Pete McCarthy - The Hangover Show
Jimmy Tingle
1991 Frank Skinner Avner The Eccentric
Jack Dee
Eddie Izzard
Lily Savage
1992 Steve Coogan - In Character with John Thomson Jo Brand
Bruce Morton
John Shuttleworth's Guide to Stardom
Mark Thomas
1993 Lee Evans Corky and the Juice Pigs
Phil Kay
Johnny Meres
Donna McPhail
Parrot
Greg Proops
1994 Lano and Woodley Alan Davies
Jeff Green
Harry Hill's Pub Internationale
Owen O'Neill
Robert Schimmel
1995 Jenny Eclair - Prozac & Tantrums Simon Bligh - Banzai
Scott Capurro - The Love and Affection Tour
Boothby Graffoe
The Umbilical Brothers - Heaven by Storm
1996 Dylan Moran Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller
Bill Bailey
Rich Hall
Dominic Holland
Al Murray
1997 The League of Gentlemen Milton Jones
Al Murray
Graham Norton
The Johnny Vegas Show
1998 Tommy Tiernan Ed Byrne
Seán Cullen
Peter Kay
Al Murray
1999 Al Murray - The Pub Landlord Terry Alderton
The Arctic Boosh
Simon Munnery The League Against Tedium
Ross Noble
2000 Rich Hall - Otis Lee Crenshaw Dave Gorman - Are You Dave Gorman?
Lee Mack's New Bits, with Lee Mack, Catherine Tate and Dan Antopolski
Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight, with Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, and Alice Lowe
Sean Lock
2001 Garth Marenghi's Netherhead, with Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, and Alice Lowe Dan Antopolski - Antopolski 2000
Jason Byrne
Adam Hills - Go You Big Red Fire Engine
Daniel Kitson - Love, Innocence and the Word Cock
2002 Daniel Kitson - Something Noel Fielding - Voodoo Hedgehog
Jimmy Carr - Jimmy Carr's Bare Faced Ambition
Omid Djalili - Behind Enemy Lines
Phil Nichol - Things I Like, I Lick
Adam Hills - Happy Feet
2003 Demetri Martin - If I... Reginald D. Hunter - White Woman
Adam Hills - Cut Loose
Flight of the Conchords - High on Folk
Howard Read and Little Howard -
The Big Howard and Little Howard Show
2004 Will Adamsdale Jackson's Way Chris Addison
Epitaph
Reginald D Hunter
Sarah Kendall
2005 Laura Solon Chris Addison
Jason Manford
Jeremy Lion
Dutch Elm Conservatoire
if.comedy awards (styled as if.comeddie for 2006)
Year Main Prize Winner Main Prize Nominees
2006 Phil Nichol - The Naked Racist David O'Doherty - David O'Doherty Is My Name
Russell Howard - Wandering
Paul Sinha - Saint or Sinha?
We Are Klang - Klangbang
2007 Brendon Burns - So I Suppose THIS is Offensive Now Andrew Lawrence - Social Leprosy for Beginners and Improvers
Andrew Maxwell - Waxin'
Tom Binns - Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Roadshow
Pappy's Fun Club - Pappy's Fun Club
2008 David O'Doherty - Let's Comedy Rhod Gilbert - Rhod Gilbert and the Award-winning Mince Pie
Russell Kane - Gaping Flaws
Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler - Double Down Hearts
Edinburgh Comedy Awards (known as the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards since 2010)
Year Main Prize Winner Main Prize Nominees
2009 Tim Key - The Slutcracker Idiots of Ants - This Is War
John Bishop - Elvis Has Left the Building
Jon Richardson - This Guy at Night
Russell Kane - Human Dressage
Tom Wrigglesworth - Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Return Letter to Richard Branson [1]
2010 Russell Kane - Smokescreens and Castles Bo Burnham - Words, Words, Words
Greg Davies - Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog
Josie Long - Be Honourable
Sarah Millican: Chatterbox[1]
2011 Adam Riches - Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches Andrew Maxwell - The Lights Are On
Chris Ramsey - Offermation
Josie Long - The Future Is Another Place
Nick Helm - Dare to Dream
Sam Simmons - Meanwhile
[2]
2012 Doctor Brown - Befrdfgth Claudia O'Doherty - The Telescope
James Acaster - Prompt
Josie Long - Romance and Adventure
Pappy's - Last Show Ever!
Tony Law - Maximum Nonsense
2013 Bridget Christie - A Bic for Her Carl Donnelly - Now That's What I Carl Donnelly! Volume V
James Acaster - Lawnmower
Max & Ivan - The Reunion
Mike Wozniak - Take The Hit
Nick Helm - One Man Mega Myth
Seann Walsh - The Lie-in King
2014 John Kearns - Shtick Alex Horne - Monsieur Butterfly
James Acaster - Recognise
Liam Williams - Capitalism
Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Wasn't Built in a Day
Sam Simmons - Death of a Sails-Man
Sara Pascoe - Sara Pascoe vs History
2015 Sam Simmons - Spaghetti for Breakfast James Acaster - Represent
Joseph Morpurgo - Soothing Sounds for Baby
Kieran Hodgson - Lance
Nish Kumar - Long Word. Long Word.. Blah Blah Blah.. I'm So Clever
Sarah Kendall - A Day in October
Seymour Mace - Seymour Mace is Niche as F**k!
Trygve Wakenshaw - Nautilus
Edinburgh Comedy Awards (known as the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards since 2016)
Year Main Prize Winner Main Prize Nominees
2016 Richard Gadd - Monkey See Monkey Do Al Porter - At Large

James Acaster - Reset

Kieran Hodgson - Maestro

Nish Kumar - Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud

Randy Writes A Novel

Tom Ballard - The World Keeps Happening

Zoe Coombs Marr - Trigger Warning

Best Newcomer Award
Year Winner Nominees
1992 Harry Hill
1993 Dominic Holland
1994 Scott Capurro
1995 Tim Vine - The Tim Vine Fiasco
1996 Milton Jones
1997 Arj Barker
1998 The Mighty Boosh
1999 Ben Willbond & Arnold Widdowson - Ben'n'Arn's Big Top
2000 Noble & Silver
2001 Garth Cruickshank & Eddie McCabe Let's Have a Right Royal Shambles
2002 The Consultants
2003 Gary Le Strange - Polaroid Suitcase
2004 Wil Hodgson
2005 Tim Minchin
2006 Josie Long
2007 Tom Basden
2008 Sarah Millican
2009 Jonny Sweet - Mostly About Arthur
2010 Roisin Conaty - Hero, Warrior, Fireman, Liar An Audience with Imran Yusuf
Asher Treleaven - Secret Door
Gareth Richards - Stand Up Between Songs
Late Night Gimp Fight!
The Boy With Tape on His Face
2011 Humphrey Ker - Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher Cariad Lloyd - Lady Cariad's Characters
The Chris and Paul Show
Hannibal Buress - My Name is Hannibal - The Hannibal Montanabal Experience
Josh Widdicombe - If This Show Changes One Life
Holly Walsh - Hollycopter
Thom Tuck - Thom Tuck Goes Straight-to-DVD
Totally Tom
2012 Daniel Simonsen - Champions David Trent - Spontaneous Comedian
Discover Ben Target
Joe Lycett - Some Lycett Hot
Sam Fletcher - Good on Paper
2013 John Kearns - Sight Gags For Perverts Aisling Bea - C'est La Bea
Liam Williams
Matt Okine - Being Black & Chicken & S#%t
Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Com
2014 Alex Edelman - Millennial Dane Baptiste - Citizen Dane
Gein's Family Giftshop - Gein's Family Giftshop Volume 1
Lazy Susan - Extreme Humans
Lucy Beaumont - We Can Twerk it Out
Steen Raskopoulos - I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business
2015 Sofie Hagen - Bubblewrap Adam Hess - Salmon
Daphne - Daphne Do Edinburgh
Larry Dean - Out Now!
John Henry Falle - The Story Beast
Tom Ballard - Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred
Tom Parry - Yellow T-shirt
2016 Scott Gibson - Life After Death Bilal Zafar - Cakes

Brennan Recce - Everglow

Jayde Adams - 31

Michelle Wolf - So Brave

Nath Valvo - Happy Idiot

Panel Prize
Year Winner
2006 Mark Watson
2007 Arthur Smith
2008 All the performers
2009 Peter Buckley Hill - Peter Buckley Hill Free Fringe
2010 Bo Burnham
2011 The Wrestling
2012 The Boy With Tape On His Face - More Tape
2013 Adrienne Truscott
2014 Funz and Gamez
2015 Karen Koren
2016 Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two women make the shortlist". Chortle. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 - past winners". Fosters. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 

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