Comedy prize awarded to Brendon Burns

  • 28 August 2007

Australian comedian Brendon Burns has won the £8,000 if.comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a routine described as “edgy and dangerous” by organisers.

The show So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now scooped the coveted prize at the awards formerly known as the Perrier award - which saw judges attend 335 shows to draw up the shortlist.

Awards producer Nica Burns said: “The controversial Brendon Burns’ edgy and dangerous show has taken him from Edinburgh regular to this fantastic win.” The award for best newcomer meanwhile went to Tom Basden for his multimedia show entitled Won’t Say Anything.

The winners were announced by Hollywood actor Christian Slater.

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