Comedian Adam Riches Won Edinburgh Comedy Award

Comedian Adam Riches has won this year’s Foster Edinburgh comedy award, on Saturday, beating the post joint favorite Nick Helm and four other nominated acts. His swingball and Daniel Day-Lewis impersonation got the stand up comedian the most prestigious prize in UK comedy.

Adam Riches received his award from veteran stand up comedian Omid Djalili. Riches stated: "Today I was just a bundle of nerves. But to get it was fantastic and overwhelming." Nica Burns, the West End impresario and producer of the awards, said of Riches that he was "utterly original, extremely funny and a huge talent. He will no doubt be seen on your television screens in the near future."

Stand up comedian Adam Riches receives a £10,000 cash prize, and a place in the most illustrious pantheon in standup comedy. He won his prize racing against comedians like Andrew Maxwell, Sam Simmons, Chris Ramsey and Josie Long.

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