Kevin Day: Standy Uppy

Kevin Day: Standy Uppy. Kevin Day. Copyright: ITV Studios.

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Stand-up show starring Kevin Day performed on the following days in August 2014...

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Kevin has removed his finger from many pies - writing, directing and d*cking about on telly with football fans - to come and do what he does best... stand-up comedy. Expect standing up and comedy. And maybe a ghost. 'Thoughtful and inspired... very classy comedy indeed' (Chortle.co.uk). 'If you laughed at a joke on TV recently, chances are Kevin Day wrote it' (Clare Balding).

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Last year a fellow comedian told Kevin that unless he did another Edinburgh show he should take the word 'comedian' off his passport. So after long hiatus (since 1996 to be exact) Kevin Day is back! Well, sort-of because he never really left stand-up. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe welcomes Standy Uppy, his first full-length show in 18 years, being performed at the Gilded Balloon from 30 July to 25 August.

Kevin Day returns with a slightly theatrical show about ghosts, how not to behave when you are receiving terrible news, and how much political bollocks he can cover up with a fetching grin. There will be jokes, there will be lighting and sound effects and, most importantly, there will be plenty of laughs.

Since starting stand-up over 20 years ago he has toured internationally. His show I Was a Teenage Racist was performed to critical acclaim. In the theatre he has co-written a history of the Old Vic with Kevin Spacey and directed Arthur Smith's Dante's Inferno. His list of TV credits could quite happily fill the pages of a small novel. As a performer he has co-hosted Match of the Day 2 (BBC2) for the best part of the last decade, and also appeared on shows ranging from Have I Got News For You (BBC1) to A Question of Sport (BBC1), to name but a few. As a writer, he has written for everyone including Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Mock the Week (BBC2), A League of their Own (Sky 1), The Last Leg (Channel 4) and many more.

Additionally Kevin has many radio credits to his name including 7 Day Sunday (5Live), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Fighting Talk (5Live). He is a regular voice on Radio 4 and 5Live where he is regular guest on The Simon Mayo Show and part of BBC 5 Live's coverage of the Cheltenham Festival.