Kitson's Big 4
Daniel Kitson has swept the board at the Chortle Awards, winning a total of four accolades.
He was named both People’s Choice and Comics’ Comic, as well as taking home the prizes for best headliner and best full-length show, for his 2005 Edinburgh offering.
Stewart Lee, who was also in the running for best headliner and show, was awarded with the first award for outstanding contribution to comedy.
Justin Edwards won the character, sketch and variety award for the second time for his dypsomanic children's entertainer, Jeremy Lion
The full list of winners, as announced by Robin Ince at central London's Storm Nightclub, former home of the Comedy Store, is:
Best breakthrough act
Best sketch, variety or character act
Justin Edwards as Jeremy Lion
Best full-length solo show
Daniel Kitson’s Edinburgh stand-up show
Award For Innovation
Robin Ince's Book Club
Best Off-Stage Contribution
Malcolm Hay, comedy editor of Time Out
Scotland: The Pleasance
The North: Funny Magnet, Middlesbrough
Midlands and East: The Funhouse, Derby
Wales and the West: Glee Club, Cardiff
South: Komedia, Brighton
London small: Outside The Box, Kingston
London large: The Comedy Store
Published: 21 Mar 2006