Alan Davies: Work in Progress 2
For one week only Alan will try to sift through the frazzled hollow mass of his head for new stories and jokes. There will be work but will there be progress? In the event of a lull he will show you what you could have won by doing some old stuff that's properly funny. After this he's back on the road for more dates with his successful Little Victories tour.
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From dazzling Mozart opera to the sharpest comedians, our critics pick the festival highlights for you.Stephen Armstrong, Maxie Szalwinska, Hugh Canning, David Dougill and Jonathan Dean, The Sunday Times, 2nd August 2015
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is back with an innovative, international and adventurous festival, bound to provide many unforgettable moments for festival goers travelling to Scotland's capital city from all around the world.Andrew Dipper, Giggle Beats, 2nd August 2015
As per usual, there will be laughs aplenty at Edinburgh Fringe - this where the heartiest chuckles will be heard.Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 31st July 2015
The launch of the joint programme by Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly has revealed that, once again, the Edinburgh Fringe is going to be utterly fabulous!Wendy Glass, The Scots Magazine, 22nd May 2015
Festival favourite Alan Davies returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year for one week only to try to sift through the frazzled hollow mass of his head for new stories and jokes.
There will be work but will there be progress?
In the event of a lull he will show you what you could have won by doing some old stuff that's properly funny.
Alan began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989. He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992. In 1993 two appearances on Channel 4's Viva Cabaret led to a nomination for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer.
In 1994 he won an Edinburgh Festival Critics Award for Comedy and a Perrier Award Nomination and the following year he appeared at the Montreal, Melbourne and Auckland Comedy Festivals and was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Stand-Up Comedian.
In 2002, he starred in Auntie and Me by Morris Panych for another sell-out season in Edinburgh before transferring to the Wyndham's Theatre for a four month West End run. That same year Alan took part in a comedy pilot hosted by Stephen Fry. QI has subsequently run every year since 2003.
The lead role in two series of the ITV1 legal drama, The Brief, followed, and in 2009 Penguin published his first book, My Favourite People 1978-1988 which was adapted into a three part documentary series for Channel 4 called Teenage Revolution (also the title for the paperback).
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