Edinburgh Festival Day 17: Apparently . . .

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With all the Perrier Award hype, less lucrative prizes tend to go unnoticed. Mervyn Stutter presented his Spirit of the Fringe Awards on Monday to a packed house at the Pleasance. Winners of tastefully framed prints included the veteran trumpet- impersonator Earl Okin, the kebab shop owner's son Omid Djalili, the Romanian raconteur Magdalena Bosnia, the party band Honkin' Hep Cats, the Australian sound-effects merchants the Umbilical Brothers, and the gay stand-up Scott Capurro. 'I won some little Perrier thing, too,' Capurro said, referring to his Best Newcomer award. 'But this means more to me' . . .

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