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Stephen Fry to present Edinburgh Comedy Awards

1981 Cambridge Footlights winner Stephen Fry and 2018 Best Comedy winner Rose Matafeo are to present the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 ceremony.

Stephen Fry is at the Edinburgh Fringe performing his show Mythos at the Festival Theatre from the 20-25 August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Meanwhile Rose Matafeo's award winning Best Comedy Show from 2018, Horndog, is at Pleasance Courtyard from the 20-24 August.

Talking about the success Matafeo has had since winning the award last year, the organisers say: "Rose has had a sensational year since winning Best Comedy Show last year. She has just completed her first starring role in a film, Baby Done, and has also starred in Australian TV series, Squinters alongside Tim Minchin (Best Newcomer 2005), Sam Simmons (Best Comedy Show winner 2015) and Steen Raskopoulos (Best Newcomer nominee 2014). Her new sitcom Starstruck with BBC and HBO has been announced and there is much more yet to come."

Awards director Nica Burns comments: "Rose is well on her way to international stardom. Stephen Fry is an international star - actor, author, wit - across all the media: stage, radio, television and film. We're delighted to welcome them back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the launchpad for both their careers."

The nominations for this year's Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards will be announced on Wednesday 21st August, and the winners revealed on Saturday 24th August at a ceremony at the Dovecot Studios.