...and he can act, too

Eddie winner Nichol scoops Stage award

Phil Nichol has topped winning comedy’s biggest prize – by scooping a prestigious acting award.

This year’s if.comeddie award winner has been named best actor at the Fringe for his starring role in Talk Radio.

The play, directed by Stewart Lee, was also produced by Nichol’s newly formed Comedians’ Theatre Company.

Daniel Kitson’s increasing interest in theatre was also hailed by the actors’ newspaper.

His Traverse Theatre production, C-90, about a man responsible for archiving discarded compilation tapes, was named best solo show by the judges.


Published: 29 Aug 2006

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This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

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