What a good Knight | Comic Mandy wins a 'spirit of the Fringe' award

What a good Knight

Comic Mandy wins a 'spirit of the Fringe' award

Comedian Mandy Knight has won a ‘spirit of the Fringe’ award – despite not being officially part of the festival programme.

The stand-up has won the accolade from Fringe veteran Mervyn Stutter for her show The Dark Knight.

It is on at the Voodoo Rooms as part of the Free Fringe – but it’s not listed in the printed programme or on the website.

Jo Caulfield and comedy trio Sleeping Trees have also been named as winners of a Merv award.

Stutter – who hosts a Pick Of The Fringe showcase at the festival – set up the awards 24 years ago to ’recognise those who show commitment in the face of little support or funding or those who have consistently provided audiences with quality entertainment over the years’.

This year, he has also picked musician Christine Bovill, spoken word artist Matt Panesh, theatre show Descent and musical show Wereldband: Släpstick.

The awards will be presented during Stutter’s show on Sunday.

Published: 24 Aug 2017

What do you think?

Today's comedy-on demand picks


Emma Sidi has taken great care to replicate the authentic feel of 1980s Spanish-language telenovelas in this spot-on parody, set in contemporary small-town England and which she describes as 'a bit Acorn Antiques, bit Garth Marenghi'.

At her mother's untimely funeral, Becky Hello (a typical British millennial as imagined by Mexican writers who have never been to the UK) discovers she has inherited a fortune. But it isn't long before nefarious family members begin to circle, and Becky must keep her wits about her if she is to avoid the same fate as her mother.

Click for more suggestions

... including a series of six films of Ross Noble on tour and Beef House, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's absurd take on the 1990s sitcom.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.