News Jonathan Ross’ agent, Addison Cresswell, pictured here with his brother, passed away in his sleep on Sunday night aged just 53 years old

The representative worked with some of the comedy circuit’s best known stars, including Lee Evans, Jo Brand, Alan Carr and Jack Dee

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New York has had a cold winter. So cold that, according to the comedian Ben Bailey, everyone in the city looked as if they were homeless, wearing at least three coats and having permanently runny noses. Though the advent of spring on the weekend I arrived certainly cheered most of the population, comedians, of course, remained professionally cynical. “What is all this about the wind-chill factor?” growled Lewis Black. “Why do I need to know what temperature it could have been if it hadn't been for the breeze?”

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By the time you read this, the Perrier award panel will have come to a decision and I'll no longer be receiving death threats from insane comedy promoters. As I write, though, we've still got a day of debate to go, so here's another award instead. The 10 runners-up for Most Ubiquitous Comic Subject Matter are, in ascending order: Sean Connery, Brummies, Geri Halliwell, John F Kennedy Jr, feng shui, the Gay Xchange phoneline commercial, the Moon landings, Australians, Americans and the eclipse. But the winner, by a clear margin, is ... Star Wars! Tony Blair can rest easy. The most salient issue in Britain at the end of the 1990s is whether Jar Jar Binks ruins The Phantom Menace.

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Edinburgh Festival Day 17: Apparently . . .

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' . . .

Edinburgh Festival / Day 16: Reviews

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