Leo Kearse has Won Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017.
The final took place in Glasgow at the Rotunda Comedy Club and was compered by Love Island voiceover star Iain Stirling.
Leo now gets the opportunity to perform a five-week stint at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia. Finalists in the competition will also appear in a showcase of Scottish comedy talent at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Leo was runner-up in 2016 and also the 2015 UK Pun Champion.
"He churns out the gags, provoking a steady stream of laughs in his tight set, which strides purposefully between topics with muscular, efficient lines on each. A story involving a sun lounger is a wince-inducingly strong bit of descriptive slapstick, and felt like a closing routine… although he topped it with an observational chunk about buying train tickets online – not the most inspired of premises, but a textbook example of execution. Kearse was both an audience and judges’ favourite, and the deserved winner." - Steve Bennett, Chortle