Jupp wins C4 contest
So You Think Your Funny? decided
Miles Jupp has won the So You Think You're Funny? competition for new comics backed by Channel 4.
The 21-year-old Edinburgh-based comic takes home £2,000 for winning the final at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jupp, whose act is that he is landed gentry, said: "This is very nice indeed."
And the London-born comic dedicated his award to a "very special man" - Lancashire and England cricketer Mike Atherton.
Runner-up in the final, which was hosted by Graham Norton, was 24-year-old south Londoner Stefano Paolini.
The student and impressionist takes away £1,000.
The event was judged by Steve Coogan, Montreal comedy festival director Bruce Hills, E4 boss Andrew Newman, Channel 4 executives Stuart Cosgrove and Robert Popper, Sunday Times Culture editor Helen Hawkins and Karen Koren, artistic director of the Gilded Balloon.
Koren said: "The performers were absolutely fantastic."
For a list of previous winners, click here.
Posted: 27 Aug 2001