They last night scooped accolades for best touring show, best headliner and best compere respectively.
The Free Fringe movement scooped two awards – for innovation and for best offstage contribution. It allows performers to go to the Edinburgh Fringe at little cost, in shows that audiences don’t have to pay to see.
The full list of winners, announced at a London ceremony fronted by Dara O’Briain, was:
Best newcomer: Carl Donnelly
Breakthrough act: Josie Long
Best compere: Robin Ince
Best headliner: Jason Byrne
Best sketch, variety or character act: We Are Klang
Best full-length show: The Mighty Boosh tour
Award for innovation: Free Fringe
Best off-stage contribution: Free Fringe
Venue awards: The Comedy Store, The Funny Side Of Covent Garden; Comedy At The Cottage Redhill; Spa-Tickes, Leamington Spa; The Glee, Cardiff; The Stand, Edinburgh; Long Live Comedy, Newcastle
Outstanding contribution to comedy: Linda Smith
Footage from the ceremony at the Soho Revue Bar will be posted here later.