Marcel Lucont wins £5,000 Edinburgh prize

Marcel Lucont, the French alter-ego of stand-up Alexis Dubus has won the £5,000 Amused Moose Laughter Award at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The prize goes to the best comedy show at the festival without a commercial DVD deal and is decided by a combination of industry and audience votes from among all those that enter.

Alistair Barrie and Laurence Clark were named runners-up.

In the separate Amused Moose Laugh Off for new acts, the £1,500 first prize was shared by stand-ups Richard Todd and Funmbi.

It is only the second year of the Laughter Award, which is sponsored by DVD label 2entertain. In 2011, it was won by Tony Law.

Here’s Lucont in action:

Published: 20 Aug 2012

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