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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Full press release
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