2011 Edinburgh Fringe

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It's the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - And It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It's the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - And It's Free!. Malcolm Hardee
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170: The Counting House

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Two-hour celebration of the godfather of alternative comedy. Plus the annual Awards for genuine Fringe comedy. In previous years, the show has been pick of The Fringe for Scotsman, Times, Time Out and List. The word bizarre is likely to be an understatement. Previous years' shows have included Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Janey Godley, Hattie Hayridge, John Hegley, Richard Herring, Jools Holland, Phil Kay, Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Arthur Smith, Johnny Vegas. For latest news and details of the 2011 acts, see www.malcolmhardee.co.uk/fringe2011.

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Malcolm Hardee Awards 2011 - Results

Johnny Sorrow, Benet Brandreth and Kunt and the Gang win awards.

British Comedy Guide, 29th August 2011

Why the Malcolm Hardee Award is the REAL Comedy Award

I hate to be bitchy, but those other Edinburgh Fringe comedy awards - the ones that used to be called the Perrier Awards, which seem to have had almost annual name changes since then and are now, it seems, forever to be called "the former Perrier Awards" - well, Perrier must be laughing all the way to the bar... they no longer have to fork out any money but they still get their name splattered all over the media every August, associated with youth-attractive comedy...

John Fleming, Giggle Beats, 22nd August 2011

Buy yourself a Fringe award

Last year at the Edinburgh Fringe comedian Robert White won the increasingly-prestigious 'Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality'. He's now selling it...

British Comedy Guide, 17th August 2011

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A two hour comedy show celebrating the godfather of alternative comedy. In previous years, the show has been Pick of The Fringe for The Times, Time Out, The Scotsman and The List. The word "bizarre" is likely to be an understatement.

This year's show will be compered by Miss Behave, star of Olivier Award-winning show La Clique, with assistance from the Third Reich's favourite crooner Frank Sanazi.

Performers on previous years' shows have included Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Janey Godley, Hattie Hayridge, John Hegley, Richard Herring, Jools Holland, Phil Kay, Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Phil Nichol, Arthur Smith and Johnny Vegas.

The Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards will be announced during this show: they have been running since 2005 and will be presented until 2017. There are currently three annual awards:

- The Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality

- The Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award
(for best publicity stunt promoting a show or act at the Edinburgh Fringe)

- The Malcolm Hardee 'Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid' Award

Performances

Date Time Venue
26th Aug 22:00 The Counting House

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