Bridget strikes a blow for feminism at Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards

27th August 2013

Female stand-up Bridget Christie emerged from a seven-strong shortlist to scoop the Best Comedy Show award and a cheque for £10,000 when the 33rd Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards were presented by Steve Coogan and 2012 award winner Doctor Brown at the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.

The Gloucester feminist’s show, A Bic for Her, which relentlessly ridicules everyday sexism, chauvinistic sports commentators and the prominence of lads mags on newsagents shelves, was described by the judges as “ beautifully written and a delightfully delivered by a consummate comic.”

The Award for Foster’s Best Newcomer Prize and a cheque for £5,000 went to John Kearns for his show Sight Gags for Perverts which took its title from the description one critic famously gave to the black comedy Dr Strangelove when the Stanley Kubrick film was released in 1964.

The Foster’s Panel Prize and a cheque for £5,000 was awarded to Adrienne Truscott, one half of the New York burlesque double act the Wau Wau Sisters for her stand up debut Asking For It, which critiqued the fashion for rape jokes in comedy.

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