Spencer Jones has won the awards for best Edinburgh Fringe show AND best performer – as voted for by fellow comedians. The comic, whose show was titled The Herbert In Proper Job, said of doing the double: ‘I’m proper happy, though part of me thinks it’s a wind-up from my mates. ’ The Comedians’ Choice Award for best person went to comic Michael Legge, who organised a #sellthisgigout campaign to ensure overlooked comedians had at least one packed performance.

The comedy week ahead.

Al Murray could star in a sitcom in which his Pub Landlord creation becomes an MP.

Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe.

Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey have joined the cast of the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic.

Edinburgh Fringe

Fast Fringe

August 2016

It's all over for this year. See you in 11 months and four days time...

Laugh track

I come onto the stage to Requiem For A Tower, an orchestral track which apparently was used in Lord of the Rings - but I'm no square, so I don't care about that shit. I chose it because it's dramatic, ominous and powerful - very much like me in those respects. But I only enter from 2:18, because who wants to listen to weird wailing vocal monster sounds when they're settling down for some comedy? Nobody, that's who. James Hamilton, Voodoo Rooms, 21:30

List Of Fun

1. Delete a bad review

2. Review a Nordic folk music band which deploys models of improvisation from classical Indian music in their work.

3. Promise in advance to publish a review of a preview show ONLY if it was at least four stars.

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Sarah Millican

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