Kevin Eldon is to perform his first ever solo Edinburgh Fringe show after almost 20 years in comedy.
The comic, whose TV credits include Big Train, Jam and Nighty Night, will performing a 50-minute show called Titting About.
However, details are scant, with the afternoon show simply being described by the blurb: ‘In it he moves about a bit and also talks. Sometimes in a different accent from his own.’
The show was unveiled as part of The Stand’s Fringe line-up today – the first Edinburgh venue to announce its full programme.
The venue is boasting an international line-up for its 15th year on the Fringe, including Sweden’s Magnus Betnér, Norway’s Dag Sørås, Canadians Tony Law and Phil Nchol and Australian Nick Sun.
And it is also keen to stress its support for female acts, with almost a third of its 34 shows coming from women, with acts including Sarah Millican, Bridget Christie, Jo Caulfield, Ava Vidal and Susan Murray.
The club said it broke its usual embargo on announcing shows until the Fringe’s official launch in June because of pressure from larger venues.
Tickets have already gone on sale for John Bihsop, Dann Bhoy and Jim Jefferies at the Underbelly’s vast new McEwan Hall venue and for Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford and Rhod Gilbert at the EICC.
Director Tommy Sheppard said: ‘We would have much preferred to have waited until the overall Fringe programme is launched in June, but regrettably some of the mega-venues have already put shows on sale and we can’t afford to wait.
‘The Fringe comedy programme is already a bit of a David and Goliath situation so we’ve got to take our slingshots where we can.’
Click here to see the Stand’s full festival line-up.