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Character comedy is a genre in which a stand-up comedian performs as a character they have created. Examples include Al Murray's crotchety Pub Landlord and Rich Hall's musician "uncle" Otis Lee Crenshaw; both of these won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Diane Morgan's character Philomena Cunk and Steve Delaney's Count Arthur Strong are further examples.[1]


  1. ^ Blake, Marc (2021). How To Be A Comedy Writer: Secrets from the Inside. Andrews UK. pp. 39–40. ISBN 9781789825107.