Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly. Alex Horne. Copyright: North One Television.

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Stand-up show starring Alex Horne performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Nominated for last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award, Alex's stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic and potentially disastrous DIY comedy show is back. Now even bigger and even less likely to succeed, this is Monsieur Butterfly. Reviews from 2014: 'Funny, fresh and original' (Times), 'A delight of a show' (Independent), 'Ingenious silliness, a delight to witness' (Observer), 'Take your kids, take your granddad, but get them to wee before they go in because once this show starts you quite simply could not bring yourself to leave' (Scotsman).

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Alex Horne returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a special two-week run of his 2014 Foster's Comedy Award nominated show Monsieur Butterfly. Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex has wanted to make for a decade.

Remember that board game, Mousetrap, where you had to build a complicated machine to catch a mouse? Now that was a brilliant board game, wasn't it? And you know that Honda advert, where all the car parts collided to make a thing happen? Now that was a brilliant advert, wasn't it? Of course, Mousetrap was a game for kids which meant you lost the rubber band and the ball-bearing would always fall off the chute. And that Honda ad actually took nine months to set up, cost a million pounds and was still only successful on the 660th attempt. Well, in this unprecedented comedy experience, you can watch Alex Horne attempt something similar in just 56 minutes. He'll have just one chance. He has not spent a million pounds. (He has, however, invested over £85 on eBay, made over ten trips to Wickes and bought a second-hand van).

Away from the live stage, Alex has created, produced, and alongside Greg Davies, stars in Taskmaster; a brand new series for UKTV's Dave beginning on July 28th. Based on his successful Edinburgh show of the same name, Taskmaster's contestants are Roisin Conaty, Tim Key, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and Josh Widdicombe.

Following a fifth consecutive sell-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, this year Alex Horne and The Horne Section will once again bring their unique mix of stand up, feel-good spectacle and jaw-dropping musicianship to the Fringe with a brand new show, The Horne Section's Questions Sessions.