Phoebe Waller-Bridge Says “This is Getting Ridiculous” As ‘Fleabag’ Wins Best Comedy Emmy

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Updated with speech video: A sex addict won over the Vice President of the United States at the Primetime Emmys on Sunday as Amazon Prime Video’s Fleabag won Outstanding Comedy series over HBO’s multiple Emmy-winning Veep, considered to be a sentimental favorite in its final season.

“Well, this is just getting ridiculous,” Fleabag creator-writer-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge said as the Fleabag team took the stage. “Fleabag started as a one woman show at Edinburgh Festival in 2014. The journey has been absolutely mental to get here.”

It capped a big night for the comedy, a co-production with the BBC. Waller-Bridge earlier won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show won for both writing (Waller-Bridge again) and directing (Harry Bradbeer).

After the series was announced as winner of the marquee Comedy category, Waller-Bridge thanked producer brothers Harry and Jack Williams.

“I told them two jokes over a
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