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David Baddiel - Fame: Not The Musical

David Baddiel - Fame: Not The Musical. David Baddiel.

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Stand-up starring David Baddiel that was performed at Assembly George Square Gardens at 7:30pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2013.

Extra shows added: 10th & 11th August at 3.30pm
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Fame: we're obsessed with it, but who will talk honestly about what it's really like? David Baddiel, in his first full Edinburgh show for 15 years, does. From accidentally stealing the spotlight at Russell Brand's wedding, to realising Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks he's Ben Elton, David Baddiel examines his strange relationship with the New Lad / Token Jew / comedy rock'n'roller / football singer/songwriter persona he's co-existed with for 20 years. A 'very funny and thought-provoking' (Veronica Lee, Daily Telegraph) meditation on being (and not being) famous. 'Hilarious and weirdly moving' (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian).

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Fame: we're obsessed with it, but who will talk honestly about what it's really like? David Baddiel, in his first full Edinburgh show for 15 years, does. From accidentally stealing the spotlight at Russell Brand's wedding, to realising Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks he's Ben Elton, David Baddiel examines his strange relationship with the New Lad / Token Jew / comedy rock'n'roller / football singer-songwriter persona he's co-existed with for 20 years.

Visitor reviews

  •   Freddie
    A welcome return to the stand-up world from a very influential man. Most people when they hear David's name, tend to think mainly of the other people he has worked (Newman, Skinner) which is a sad fact. David is a more than capable comic in his own right, and can make an audience laugh just as well as his partners. (Bills of Mortality is a classic example) This show is a moving tale of Fame and it's foibles, told brilliantly. I wish I could say something nasty about it, but I simply cannot. [James Spencer, BG Touring Ltd]