comedy: perrier pick of the fringe

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The Edinburgh comedy festival this year was full of pontificaters predicting the death of straight stand-up. But in Peter Kay's case, it is very much alive and kicking; in fact, it's in the rudest of health. The compellingly vivacious stand-up (right) is sharing a bill at the Perrier Pick of the Fringe show with fellow nominee, Ed Byrne. This captivating Irish comedian's show, A Night at the Opera, involves a long-drawn-out yarn about being taken against his will by his girlfriend to a production of Cosi Fan Tutte.

Her Majesty's Theatre, London (0171-494 5558) tomorrow 7.30pm.