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Edinburgh Comedy Awards winners
The winners of the 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced. The main award, worth £10,000, went to Adam Riches for his anarchic and intensely physical show Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches; the best newcomer award, worth £5,000, went to Humphrey Ker for Dymack Watson: Nazi Smasher!, a tall tale woven from his grandfather's real-life wartime exploits as an intelligence officer sent behind enemy lines.
The special panel award, also worth £5,000, went to The Wrestling, a one-off event during which 20 comics engaged in wrestling bouts with professional wrestlers.
- 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
- Cariad Lloyd: Lady Cariad’s Characters ·
- The Chris and Paul Show
- Hannibal Buress: My Name is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience
- Holly Walsh: The Hollycopter
- Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!
- Josh Widdicombe: If This Show Saves One Life
- Thom Tuck: Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD
- Totally Tom
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