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. …
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. …
It's all over for this year. See you in 11 months and four days time...
Eleanor Tiernan: Don't Cry For Me Eleanor Tiernan
Phil Nichol: I Don't Want To Talk About It
Cassandra: Mary Canary
Marny Godden: Flap Em On The Gate
John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up
Jack Heal: Frankenstein's Love Monster
Joz Norris: Hey Guys
Seymour Stiffs: The Undertaker
The Story Beast
James Farmer: Ultimate Worrier
Seymour Mace: Niche As F*ck!
Tom Ballard: Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred
Have A Word
Al Porter Is Yours
Imagine There's No Ben Target
Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour
Tobias Persson and the Drivel Rights Movement
John Hastings: Marked From The Start
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.