These awards are open to comedy shows - please see the details of each award for entry specifics and sub-genres.

The Amused Moose Comedy Award seeks out breakthrough comedy talent who are yet to become well known (so could be said to be 'almost television ready'), who have their own solo or sketch or multiple comedian/performer show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

2019 winners

'Best Show', 'Best Performer' and 'Best Person', as determined by those involved in comedy shows.

All comedy shows and performers are automatically eligible for Best Show and Best Performer – no need to do anything to put yourself forward. 'Best Person' tends to be for someone who works behind-the-scenes at the festival, e.g. a venue manager, flyerer or agent. Each comedy show in the brochure is invited to vote once for their favourite show, performer and person. You can't vote for anyone in your own show.

In the second half of the festival, the online nominations/voting form is made available online.  When voting closes, the show/person will the most votes at that point is announced as the winner of that category.

Visit for more information.

2019 winners

Recognising the best artwork related to comedy shows at the festival. Any poster related to a comedy show performing at the 2019 festival can be entered. The winner of the Audience Award is whichever poster gets the most votes on the website. The Panel Award is determined by a jury of industry professionals 

Awards ceremony will take place Saturday 17th August at Gilded Balloon on Chambers Street)

Entries open Monday 17th June. Enter your artwork at

2019 winners

2019 winner

2019 shortlist

Established in 1981 the UK’s premier Awards are now in their 39th year.  There are three awards:

Best Comic / Comedy Show: For the funniest, most outstanding, up-and-coming comic / comedy show / act at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The prize is £10,000.

Best Newcomer: For the performer or act who is performing their first full-length show (50 minutes or more) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The prize is £5,000. Please note that newcomers are eligible for the Best Comedy Show Award, if that is the Panel’s decision, but no act can appear on both shortlists in the same year.

For further information on the awards, please see the website:

2019 winners

Best Show winner

Best Show nominees

Best Newcomer winner

Best Newcomer nominees

Panel prize winner

  • Jess Brough and Fringe of Colour

2019 winners

Award for Comic Originality (Shortlisted)

Award for Cunning Stunt (Shortlisted)

Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid (Shortlisted)

The So You Think You’re Funny? competition was created by the Gilded Balloon and Karen Koren in 1988 and this Fringe the competition moves into its 31st year of discovering, supporting and nurturing new comic talent.