Comedians you might know from TV at the Fringe 2010

Comedians you might know from TV at the Fringe 2010

Five faces from the telly making a beeline for the stage

Alex Zane
He’s the cheeky wee chappie from Rude Tube and a man described as a saviour to sensitive lads everywhere.
Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 7–30 Aug (not 16), 10pm, £10–£10.50 (£8.50–£9). Previews until 6 Aug, £5.

Norman Lovett
There will be not be a more deadpan comic at this (or any other) Fringe as Red Dwarf’s Holly zooms into view.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 7–30 Aug, 10.30pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews until 6 Aug, £5.

Phil Cornwell
The guy who nailed the likes of Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson (impersonation-wise) in Stella Street delivers a show intriguingly entitled, Phil Cornwell is Switzerland McNaughtie-horse (and Others).
Le Monde, 270 3914, 16–30 Aug, 4.15pm, £5.

Ardal O’Hanlon
To some the Irish comic will forever be daft old Dougal McGuire from Father Ted but he’s also an established stand-up of some renown.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 15–22 Aug, 7.25pm, £14–£15 (£13–£14).

Hardeep Singh Kohli
The chap who was on The One Show and has hosted Newsnight’s Friday review panel gig does more cuisine-based comedy with his Chat Masala. And he wrote and starred in the pretty decent Channel 4 sitcom Meet the Magoons alongside his bruv, Sanjeev.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 6–30 Aug (not 25), 6.30pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11). Preview 5 Aug, 9.30pm, £6.

Ardal O'Hanlon

  • 3 stars

Award-winning actor, writer, comedian and star of 'Father Ted', 'My Hero' and 'Val Falvey'. An acclaimed stand-up, Ardal has toured globally to sell-out audiences and released two top-ten solo live DVDs. Credits include 'Skins', 'Dr Who', 'Greyfriars Bobby' and the lead in the feature 'Wide Open Spaces'. This is a limited…

Phil Cornwell is Switzerland McNaughtiehorse (and Others)

Star of BBC's 'Stella Street', 'Dead Ringers', 'Cornwell Estate' and 'King Stupid' presents his first full-length show in twenty years. Cornwell introduces brand new off-the-wall characters including NY stand-up comic Switzerland McNaughtiehorse. With high octane appearances from David Bowie, Mick Jagger and the Beatles.

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Chat Masala

After last year's sell-out fringe debut in 'The Nearly Naked Chef', Hardeep returns with a chat show featuring top festival guests and live music - all topped off with delicious curry cooked on stage by the Celebrity Masterchef finalist. Visit for guest line-up details and to suggest your favourite…

Norman Lovett - LOL :)

Best known for Holly the computer in 'Red Dwarf' (BBC2) but did you know Norman has been a stand-up comedian for 30 years? 'A true original... exquisite stand-up' (Guardian). Ages: 16+

Alex Zane: Just One More Thing…

  • 2 stars

Star of Channel 4’s 'Rude Tube' and 'Balls of Steel' and So You Think You’re Funny finalist 1999, brings his brand new stand-up show to the Fringe. He’s come a long way from a childhood spent dressing like Columbo, he’ll probably tell you about meeting Burt Reynolds, how to avoid witch hangings, bird strikes, his time at…

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