Richard Gadd’s Monkey See Monkey Do has been crowned best comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
He beat six other comedians to the prize at the Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including Al Porter, James Acaster, Kieran Hodgson and Nish Kumar.
Accepting his award, he acknowledged the lack of happiness in his life that helped inspire the show, and said the award would go “some way to get it back”.
He continued: “I’ve always had good years up at the fringe, but I’ve never quite crossed over that line. And I realised it’s because I’ve never been surrounded by the love I’ve been surrounded with this fringe.”
Zoe Coombs Marr, Tom Ballard and puppet show Randy Writes A Novel were also nominated for the award, which was announced at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.
The ceremony also saw Scott Gibson named best newcomer, fending off competition from comedians including Bilal Zagat, Jayde Adams and Michelle Wolf.
Awards director Nica Burns hailed “a record-breaking year for Scotland” with the two main prizes both going to Scottish comedians.
She added: “Richard Gadd’s highly original, extraordinary show combines hilarity and heart and Scott Gibson is a brilliant stand-up who can make a near death experience funny.”
The panel prize – awarded to a show for capturing the spirit of the fringe – went to Iraq Out Loud: the project aiming read out the Chilcot Inquiry in full using both comedians and public volunteers.