Ahir Shah has won the award for Best Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The award for best newcomer went to Urooj Ashaq.
A Show for Gareth (Richards), which was organised by Mark Simmons and Danny Ward to raise money for the comic’s sons, won the Panel Prize.
Ahir Shah dedicated his award to his friend the late comedy director Adam Brace and to his wife and family.
Three-times nominated Shah said: “I wrote this show about my maternal grandparents. I wanted to do this job since hearing them properly laugh watching Goodness Gracious Me.”
Urooq Ashaq from Mumbai won the Newcomer Award for her show Urooq Ashaq: Oh No! – is an established comic on the Indian circuit who has only recently begun to perform in English.
The Panel Prize was awarded to A Show For Gareth – where friends of the comic, who died in April, took over the slot he had booked for his show, in order to raise money for his family.
The show, which has featured 85 comics, including Stewart Lee, Dara O Briain, Jo Caulfield, Frank Skinner, Iain Stirling and John Robins has raised almost £25,000 for Gareth Richards’ sons.
The fundraising link for A Show For Gareth is here:
You can read Avantika Sood’s Review of Ahir Shah: Ends here