Adam Riches, Humphrey Ker, The Wrestling win 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The end of August brings with it the end of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the festival’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards were handed out Saturday afternoon.

This year’s big winners:

Here is footage from the awards ceremony. Roll it.

Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress and duo Chris and Paul Show were the two American acts that made the shortlist for the Edinburgh awards in the newcomer category. You can see them talk about their first experiences with Edinburgh in these two clips. Check it out.

How would you describe the Edinburgh festival in three words? Hannibal Buress: “Damn, it’s raining.” Watch to see what all of the other shortlisters picked.

Sean L. McCarthy

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