Al be back!

Murray returns to Fringe

Al Murray is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this year – to perform the very same shows that earned him Perrier nominations in the Nineties.

Over four consecutive lunchtimes, the Pub Landlord will be restaging his performances from 1996 to 1999. Each of the three first shows were shortlisted for the coveted award, and the final show wonit amid huge controversy.

He had originally been excluded from the shortlist on the grounds he had become a star name, but triumphed after a U-turn by the Perrier committee.

Murray will be staging the shows at Pleasance Over The Road at 1pm on August 26 to 29.

Other star names already announced for the Fringe include Ricky Gervais, Julian Clary, Alistair McGowan and Frank Skinner, who will be performing his credit-crunch cabaret.

The full festival programme will be unveiled on July 10, but Chortle will be previewing much of the comedy line-up in the next few days. Email if you have a show to be included.

Published: 27 May 2009

Today's comedy-on demand picks


Tim Key headlines this night of comedy, music and poetry, fundraising in aid of the National Autistic Society tonight (Thursday) at 8.15pm, after the clap for carers.

Other comics taking part include  Harriet Dyer, Jack Carroll, Jay Foreman, Milo McCabe, Paul 'Silky' White, Edy Hurst, Tony Wright, and Will Andrews.

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