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John Robins & Hannah Gadsby win Edinburgh Comedy Award

It's the first time two comedians have shared the prize.

Following the longest ever shortlist for the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award, John Robins and Hannah Gadsby have been announced as the festival’s first ever shared winners.

They were joined on the shortlist by Elf Lyons, Spencer Jones, Ahir Shah, Sophie Willian, Mat Ewins, Mae Martin, and Jordan Brookes.

John Robins has been praised for his part-hilarious, part-heavy hitting account of his break-up with an unnamed long-term girlfriend. He takes audiences on an autobiographical journey through the torture and heartbreak of an unwilling breakdown.

We caught up with the winner at Edinburgh Fringe for a chat about the show, and his forthcoming UK tour:

Robins brings The Darkness Of Robins to various venues across the country in early 2018.

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette has already achieved the Barry Award ahead of Edinburgh Fringe, the second biggest prize in international comedy. It focuses around homophobia in her native Tasmania, which only legalised homosexuality in 1997.

Ticketmaster favourite Lauren Pattison was also nominated for the Best Newcomer award, which went to Natalie Palamides for LAID.

Tickets for John Robins’ The Darkness Of Robins are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk. Find more interviews and reviews from our time at Edinburgh Fringe here.

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