Karl's top marks
He scoops Open Mic title
Karl Minns has won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition.
The Suffolk comic wins £2,000 and the chance to appear at the Melbourne and Montreal comedy festivals.
Minns, who had not been paid for a gig before the competition, said: "Bloody hell - I really did not expect to win. I'll try to keep it up over the next year."
Lamarr joked: "There are at least three acts whose jokes I will steal."
And Lythgoe added: "It's great. I was surprised at the standard. It's really good for a TV executive to realise that you can get great talent without paying for it.:
Posted: 21 Aug 2001