Edinburgh Fringe

Fringe gets Andy Smart tribute show

Tuesday 8th August 2023, 11:35am

Andy Smart. Copyright: Steve Best

The comedy community is joining forces for a special Fringe show to raise money for charity Crisis in memory of comedian Andy Smart, who died in May.

Smart was a long-time member of improvisation troupe The Comedy Store Players, as well as The Impro All Stars, with whom he would have been appearing at this year's Fringe.

Smart was an Edinburgh Fringe stalwart for over forty years, from being one half of double act The Vicious Boys with Angelo Abela to performing in plays, impro shows and his last solo show in 2019.

Many of Smart's friends and colleagues from the world of improvisation are performing, including Paul Merton, Stephen Frost, Mike McShane, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Ian Coppinger, Sally Hodgkiss and Rufus Hound.

Comedians Stewart Lee, Jo Caulfield, Fred MacAulay and Simon Munnery are also on the bill for what promises to be an unmissable evening.

Not So Smart: Raising Money For Crisis In Memory Of Andy Smart is on at the Gilded Balloon Teviot Debating Hall on the 12th August at 10pm. Tickets are now on sale.

If you cannot make the show but still wish to donate to Crisis in Andy's memory, you can do so by texting SMART to 70004, which will donate £5. If you wish to donate more, simply add the amount to the message, for example SMART10 to donate £10.

The Impro All Stars are performing at the Frankenstein Bier Keller at 4:30pm daily until the 20th August.

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