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How comedy captured the Edinburgh Fringe: part 3

In the third part of our Fringe history, two long-forgotten venues put comedy before theatre with the help of Austin Powers and a Wonder Dog.

Ben Venables, The Skinny, 11th July 2017

British Comedy Awards 2014 programme

Read an online copy of the programme for the British Comedy Awards. It includes various articles, including tributes to Rik Mayall and Addison Cresswell.

British Comedy Awards, 16th December 2014

Inquest into Addison Cresswell death finds cocaine use

Top agent Addison Cresswell, who was on anti-anxiety medication, died three days after attending a party where he took Class A drugs, an inquest into his death at St Pancras Coroner's Court was told yesterday.

Islington Tribune, 2nd May 2014

Addison Cresswell - the best agent I ever dealt with

ITV's Peter Fincham talks about Addison Cresswell, 'one of the key figures responsible for turning comedy into the industry it is today'.

Peter Fincham, The Guardian, 24th December 2013

Addison Cresswell obituary

The colourful comedy agent Addison Cresswell, who has died suddenly at the age of 53, changed the face of British entertainment by steering the stand-up "alternative" comedians who emerged on the Edinburgh festival fringe in the 1980s into the heart of the radio and television schedules.

Michael Coveney, The Guardian, 24th December 2013

Addison Cresswell & the colourful world of comedy

A stand-up comedian with a colourful past also told me Addison Cresswell had taken to carrying a gun which he would occasionally take out and wave about to appear macho.

John Fleming, 24th December 2013

Addison Cresswell, the UK's top comedy agent, has died

Addison Cresswell, a hugely prolific comedy agent and promoter representing many of the UK's best known comedians, has died suddenly at the age of 53.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd December 2013

Addison Cresswell named 'most influential' in British comedy

Addison Cresswell, owner of talent management company Off The Kerb, has been named the most influential person in British comedy by website Such Small Portions.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd June 2012