Steve Coogan to present 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

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Steve Coogan is to present this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, which will take place at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this weekend.

Coogan, who won the competition's best comedy show prize in 1992, will give out the awards alongside 2012’s main winner comedian Doctor Brown on August 24.

The winner of best comedy show will take home £10,000, while the best newcomer and the panel prize winners will each receive £5,000.

This year the panel of judges will have seen 600 eligible shows before selecting a shortlist, which will be revealed on August 21.