Two hour charity variety show. Star names, Scottish National Russian Egg Roulette Championships, gross offensiveness, and nudity. Performers announced on www.malcolmhardee.co.uk/award. 'One of the top comedy events of the year' (Metro). 'Eclectic and bizarre' (Chortle.co.uk). 'The true anarchic spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe' (BBC News). 'A Malcolm Hardee award nomination is usually a sign that something interesting's happening' (Guardian). 'There are awards and then there's Malcolm Hardee' (STV). All money collected goes to Mama Biashara charity. Warning: May contain nuts. Daily blog at http://blog.thejohnfleming.com.
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Full press release
It's the annual two hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards:
The Malcolm Hardee Award For Comic Originality
The Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award (for best Fringe publicity stunt)
The Malcolm Hardee 'Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid' Award
The show will also include the Scottish National Russian Egg Roulette Championships, in which famous comedians sit opposite each other at a table. On the table is a box of six eggs - five boiled, one raw. They smash the eggs onto their foreheads until the loser finds the raw egg. It is a knockout competition, supervised by Andy Dunlop, President of the World Egg Throwing Federation. www.eggthrowing.com Last year's contestants included Arthur Smith and Richard Herring.
Shortlist announced: mid-afternoon on Tuesday 19th August
Winners announced: around midnight on Friday 22nd August during the Awards Show