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Edinburgh Fringe award winners!

And just like that, it's over! After one huge August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe finishes up, and with it comes a huge list of award winners that need congratulating. 

Taking out the top gong of Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award, Jordan Brookes joins the league of previous winners including Hannah Gadsby, John Kearns, Cambridge Footlights (Stephen FryHugh LaurieTony SlatteryEmma ThompsonPenny Dwyer and Paul Shearer) and so many more! Brookes' made his Australian debut at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his 2018 show Bleed, and went on to debut his new show in Edinburgh to critical acclaim. We cannot be more thrilled for Jordan! 

Taking out the Best Newcomer Award at the Comedy Awards was Texas-raised Catherine Cohen

Taking out other prestigous awards, 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival Most Outstading Show Award and Golden Gibbo winner Zoë Coombs Marr who won a Herald Angel Award with her show Bossy Bottom. Described by Herald Scotland critic Gayle Anderson as, 'a master-class in meta-humour', she joins a long list of esteemed Herald Angel winners. If you missed Bossy Bottom in Melbourne this year, she's doing a one night only encore at the Cooper's Malthouse Theatre on Thu 12 Sep. Go Zoë!

We'd also like to extend a massive congrats to Richard Gadd who you may remember from the 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival for picking up a nom for the Most Outstanding Show Award. Whilst he has shed the comedy cape, he's picked up a Fringe First Award and The Stage's Edinburgh Fringe Award for Outstanding Performance for his show Baby Reindeer. Congratulations Richard!

Congrats to every award winner, award nominees and everyone who participated in that mammoth Festival. 

With Edinburgh Fringe coming to an end, it means we get closer and closer to launching our 2020 Festival. Plenty of good news is heading your way Melbourne!