Bob Mortimer has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction for his novel, The Clementine Complex.

Wine producer Champagne Bollinger, which sponsors the British prize for comic literature, announced Mortimer’s win in a news release, calling the book a “funny and clever debut novel.”

Lawyer and comedian Mortimer’s book was published in the U.S. by Scout Press; its title in the U.K. is The Satsuma Complex. It follows a legal assistant who goes for a drink with his co-worker and encounters a beautiful woman; when his co-worker goes missing, he tries to track down the mysterious stranger. A critic for Kirkus called the novel “quirky, lighthearted, but easy to forget—it could have been a gem with more polish.”

Peter Florence, the chair of judges for the award, said in a statement, “He approaches the world with a sly, mischievous smile. I guess this is what happens when you turn a brilliant, oblique comedic attention to life. The language and the tone tip your perception all the time, and he has this strange ability to keep the reader on the very brink of guffawing for whole chapters at a time.”

The award comes with a prize of wine, a set of books by literary legend P.G. Wodehouse, and “a pig named after [Mortimer’s] winning book.”

“I’m really chuffed to have won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, and what a treat to have an old spot pig named after the book,” Mortimer said in a statement. “I still have no idea if I can actually write but this award gives me fresh hope. Cheers!”

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction was established in 2000. Previous winners have included Gary Shteyngart for Super Sad True Love Story and Percival Everett for The Trees.

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.