Shame sells...

Brand is Edinburgh's first sell-out

Russell Brand has become the first comedian to sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Amid a flurry of media interest, fuelled by tabloid tales of him sleeping with Kate Moss, every ticket for the eight-night run of his show Shame at the Assembly Rooms has been sold within two weeks of going on sale.

The reformed heroin addict has now put on an extra late-night show at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre – the same venue Bill Bailey and Jimmy Carr are playing - on August 24. Click here to buy tickets.

Dylan Moran has also added an extra Edinburgh date after his one-off show at the Usher Hall sold out quickly. Only restricted view seats are currently available for his show on August 9, so he will now play the preceding night, too. Tickets for this gig will go on sale on Friday.

The 11-night run of Paul Merton’s Improv Chums at the Pleasance, and Bill Bailey’s eight EICC shows, have almost sold out, too. The Fringe box office has sold its allocation for both shows, and bookings are now only being taken by the venues directly.


Published: 28 Jun 2006

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