A Lewisham comedian has been named as a joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

John Robins, who lives in Lewisham, won £10,000 of prize money on Friday (August 25) after he tickled judges with his hilarious comedy at the city's Fringe festival.

His show focused on the end of his relationship with fellow comedian Sara Pascoe and was called 'The Darkness of Robins.'

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It was the first time in history that two separate acts were named joint winners of the award.

Awards director Nica Burns told the Telegraph: “The 10-strong panel was deadlocked with a great deal of passion for each of these two shows; both are genuinely brilliant. It was tears and blood on the carpet in the judging room. It just seemed the only thing to do because sometimes rules just have to be broken.”

Speaking to News Shopper in 2015, Robins described what he loves about living in south east London.

He said: "I’ve lived in Lewisham for nearly two years. It’s quite siren-y. It is a very siren-heavy environment but I really like it.

“I lived in Maida Vale and Ealing before moving to Lewisham and while those places are much fancier, Lewisham has just got so much more going on and such a community atmosphere, like the Street Feast Market."

John Robins plays Greenwich Comedy Festival, which runs from September 13 to 17. Go to greenwichcomedyfestival.co.uk