2015 Edinburgh Fringe

Gilded Balloon 30th Anniversary Gala

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59: Edinburgh Playhouse

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Hosted by Fred MacAulay, this all-star evening boasts the best of UK and international talent for a one-off comedy spectacular featuring Alan Davies, Johnny Vegas, Stephen K Amos, The Boy With Tape On His Face, everybody's favourite grumpy old man Barry Cryer, Irish comedy legends Ed Byrne, Sean Hughes and Tommy Tiernan, British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comic 2014 Aisling Bea and in a rare special appearance, Greg McHugh as Gary Tank Commander is back on duty for one night only. Line-ups updated at www.gildedballoon.co.uk.

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For one night only, comedians from the past 30 years of the Gilded Balloon unite at the Edinburgh Playhouse to celebrate the iconic Fringe Venue and stars that have been made along the way. Hosted by Fred MacAulay and Adam Hills, the line up includes Johnny Vegas, Alan Davies, Stephen K Amos, Barry Cryer, Aisling Bea, Jason Byrne and The Boy with Tape on His Face.

Seán Cullen and Phil Nichol, of Corky and the Juice Pigs, also make a special appearance, alongside a very rare slot from Greg McHugh, re-enrolling as Gary: Tank Commander.

Other confirmed names include Arthur Smith, David O'Doherty, Jarred Christmas, Sean Hughes, Stephen K Amos, Tommy Tiernan, Jeff Green and Luisa Omielan.

Karen Koren, Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon, says: "I can't quite believe it's been 30 years and I am so happy that lots of performers who started out at the Gilded Balloon are joining us to celebrate. The Gala is in aid of the CdLS Foundation, a charity dear to my heart."


Date Time Venue
15th Aug 2015 20:00 Edinburgh Playhouse

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