Sean Hughes Stands Up

Sean Hughes Stands Up. Sean Hughes.

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Stand-up starring Sean Hughes that was performed at Gilded Balloon Teviot at 8:15pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2012.

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14: Gilded Balloon Teviot

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Still with his trademark irreverent style, Sean is now more mature (closer to death) and has issues he wants to discuss (has anyone seen his keys?). Important questions will be asked: does David Attenborough actually like animals? Is Sean's hair a metaphor for the Syrian uprising? Religion, economics and race are all topics covered, along with his dodgy knee, his increasing absent-mindedness and his disappointment at discovering, since giving up drinking, he's still a bit of an arseh*le. Catch him now before all his faculties go. 'One of the best stand-ups of his generation' (Telegraph).

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Award-winning comedian, Sean Hughes, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two superb new shows - Life Becomes Noises at The Pleasance, and Sean Hughes Stands Up at The Gilded Balloon.

Although still with his trademark irreverent style, Sean is now more mature (closer to death), and has plenty of issues he wants to discuss (has anyone seen his keys?). Important questions will be asked; Does David Attenborough actually like animals? Is Sean's hair a metaphor for the Syrian uprising? Is God really the best practical joker? Why is life so full of questions? Religion, economics, society and race are all topics that will be covered, along with his dodgy knee, his increasing absent-mindedness and his disappointment at discovering, since giving up drinking, he's still a bit of an arsehole.

Catch him now before all his faculties go.

The legendary Sean Hughes has performed all over the world and, as well as being the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award, he has also won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin' Light. Despite a prolonged absence from the comedy arena, he was recently voted No. 40 in Channel 4′s 'World's 100 Greatest Comedians' poll.

The multi-talented Sean has many TV and radio credits to his name including writing and starring in the cult favourite Sean's Show (Channel 4), and a long stint as team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). As an actor he has had numerous starring roles in TV shows such as The Last Detective (ITV1) and Coronation Street (ITV1), appeared in Alan Parker's film The Commitments, starred in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan's Puckoon and performed on the West End stage in As You Like It with Sienna Miller. He has also hosted his own show on BBC 6 Music.

Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry including, Sean's Book. He also wrote two critically acclaimed best-selling novels The Detainees and It's What He Would Have Wanted.

Although he is well known for his various TV appearances, it is on the stage that Sean is most at home.