Andrew Fox wins Komedia New Comedy Award 2024

Friday 16th February 2024, 11:16am

Komedia New Comedy Award 2024. Andrew Fox. Credit: James Ennis

Stand-up comedian Andrew Fox has won the Komedia New Comedy Award competition for 2024.

He triumphed in a final which took place last night (15th February) at the Brighton-based venue.

The comic's five minute set saw him joking about his upbringing and height. On accepting the award and thanking the venue and organisers, he commented: "'I'm shocked to my core!", before jokingly adding "It's only because I'm wearing lucky socks".

The judges also selected three joint runners-up: Amelia Hamilton, James Danielewski and Matthew Ali.

Komedia New Comedy Award 2024. Image shows left to right: James Danielewski, Andrew Fox, Amelia Hamilton, Matthew Ali. Credit: James Ennis

The competition was setup by Komedia, Comic Boom comedy club (run by Jill Edwards) and arts journalist Victoria Nangle in 2020 to discover and support up-and-coming comedians.

The final was hosted by Barry Ferns and featured a headline set from last year's winner, Sam Williams. The other contestants to make it through the previous rounds to perform at the final were Alex Mason, Archit Goenka, Steph Cassin, Harrison Thomas and Claire Carty.

Komedia New Comedy Award 2024. Image shows left to right: Matthew Ali, Archit Goenka, Andrew Fox, James Danielewski, Harrison Thomas, Amelia Hamilton, Steph Cassin, Claire Carty, Alex Mason. Credit: James Ennis
Komedia New Comedy Award 2024. Image shows left to right: Matthew Ali, Archit Goenka, Andrew Fox, James Danielewski, Harrison Thomas, Amelia Hamilton, Steph Cassin, Claire Carty, Alex Mason. Credit: James Ennis

The judging panel comprised of Marina Kobler (Komedia Brighton co-founder), Lex Hollingworth (Komedia MD), Misti Heslop (Komedia Events), Lulu Baker (BBC Studios), Tasha Dhanraj (comedy writer), Bruce Dessau (Beyond the Joke), Steve Bennett (Chortle) and Victoria Nangle (arts journalist).

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