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Fosters Comedy Prize 2013 - And the Winner is….

30th August 2013

Feminist comedian Bridget Christie has been crowned winner of the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, formerly known as the Perrier Award.

The first woman to win since 2005, Bridget has scooped £10,000 as her show 'A Bic for Her' enjoys rave reviews and trumps six other shortlisted comedians for the top accolade, including comedy theatre duo Max and Ivan.

Steve Coogan presented the ceremony, as Best Newcomer John Kearns, and Adrienne Truscott who won the panel prize, enjoyed their high profile moment in the spotlight next to Bridget.

Steve Coogan, currently starring in the movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, won the comedy prize in 1992.

In her acceptance speech, Christie said she was accepting the award on "behalf of all female comics".

In the 33-year history of the awards, the only other female winners have been Jenny Eclair in 1995 and Laura Solon in 2005.

"I'm in good company," said Christie.

The judging panel saw 578 shows over the three week period of the Fringe.

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