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Urooj Ashfaq Makes History with Best Newcomer Win at Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Urooj Ashfaq becomes the first Indian comic to win the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 for her outstanding debut show, 'Oh No!'.

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Urooj Ashfaq Makes History with Best Newcomer Win at Edinburgh Comedy Awards

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In a momentous achievement, Urooj Ashfaq, the talented Mumbai-based comedian, has clinched the coveted Best Newcomer Award at the 2023 Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her stellar debut show, 'Oh No!' This victory marks a historic milestone as Ashfaq becomes the first Indian comic to receive this prestigious recognition at the renowned Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

A Rising Comedy Star

Urooj Ashfaq, hailing from the city of Mumbai, has been making waves in the world of comedy with her distinct style and sharp wit. Earlier this year, she showcased her remarkable talent at the Soho Theatre in London, where her performance left audiences in splits. 

Her journey to comedy stardom includes reaching the Finals of TLC's hit show, 'Queens of Comedy.' Additionally, she has showcased her writing prowess by contributing to the popular sitcom 'Die Trying.' Ashfaq's rise in the comedy circuit is further propelled by her exceptional observational humor, making her a force to be reckoned with.

An Overwhelming Victory

Upon receiving the prestigious award, Urooj Ashfaq took to Instagram to share her excitement. In her post, she exclaimed, "AAHHH! I WON Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards" She humorously added, "I can now have official leaves in my posters."

The post also featured pictures of Ashfaq proudly posing with her well-deserved award, a candid video capturing her unprepared but endearing acceptance speech, and heartfelt thanks to her emotional and mental support group. She extended her gratitude to the warm and encouraging people at Soho Theatre who played a significant role in her comedy journey.

The Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The Edinburgh Comedy Awards, established in 1981, hold the distinction of being presented to the comedy shows deemed the best at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Regarded as the most prestigious comedy accolades in the United Kingdom, these awards have been under the direction and production of Nica Burns since 1984.

Urooj Ashfaq's remarkable win not only adds a new chapter to her comedy career but also is an inspiration for comedians around the world. Congratulations, Urooj!

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