Edinburgh Fringe 2010: Stand comedy club reveal Fringe line-up
Tim Clark5 May 2010
The Edinburgh Fringe, here we come. The Stand has become one of the first Fringe venues to announce its line-up for 2010.
The independent venue, which is known to put on some of the most successful acts during the Fringe, is set to play host to 34 shows a day between 6 – 30 August.
Included on the bill for this year, are Scandinavian comics Magnus Betnér (Sweden) and Dag Sørås (Norway) make their fringe debuts with hard-hitting no compromise comedy. Laid back Canadian Tony Law muses lyrically about life whilst rising Aussie star Nick Sun gives the view from down under. The self proclaimed only gay Bengali GP in the village Paul Sinha offers a British Asian perspective on the world, and Londoner Andi Osho draws heavily on her Nigerian roots in AfroBlighty.
Sarah Millican and Bridget Christie are also joining the line-up this year, while Jo Caulfield and Ava Vidal return to the venue.
Other notable names on the list include Andy Zaltzman, who will be introducing a range of stand-up’s while Kevin Eldon will be entertanining his first-ever Fringe show. Stewart Lee returns with a brand new show and Phil Nichol’s comic creation Bobby Spade gets a second outing at the Fringe.
Alun Cochrane, Carey Marx and Jason Cook, James Dowdeswell, Vladimir McTavish, Susan Morrison, Stephen Carlin and Jojo Sutherland are also set to appear at the club during the Fringe.
The Stand has joined other Fringe venues such as The Underbelly in revealing some of its line-up earlier than in previous years.
The Underbelly, one of the big four comedy venues at the Edinburgh Fringe, launched tickets for three of its top selling acts three months before the traditional ticket launch.
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