The awards, which are named after founder Barry Ferns and not connected to the prestigious Australian comedy prize as it may first appear, are also known as The Comedians Choice Awards. They allow all performers involved in the Fringe to vote for their favourite shows and people.
He says: "I'm proper happy, though part of me thinks it's a wind-up from my mates."
Meanwhile Michael Legge, who started the Twitter hashtag movement #LetsSellThisShowOut, was voted as the Best Person of the festival.
The stand-up joked: "It's a great honour to be recognised - although it was voted on by my peers and that's a shame, as they're all cunts."
He also pointed out: "Can you have 'peers' if you're the best person?"
The nominations in full were:
Alex Petty (Laughing Horse Free Festival founder)
Bob Slayer (Heroes Of The Fringe founder)
Brian Gill Dobie (Peartree Pub manager)
Dave Benson Phillips (Get Your Own Back host)
Michael Legge (Stand-up)
Ryan Taylor (Pleasance comedy booker)