Edinburgh Festival / Day 10: Apparently . . .

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Is comedy the new rock 'n' roll (part 504)? Again it would seem so, to judge by the groupies (or gag hags) loitering in the venues. The comedian Alan Davies was relaxing in the Gilded Balloon bar (where comedians drink) when a stranger asked him, 'Are you a comedian?' 'Yes,' said Davies and felt in his pocket for a leaflet. No need. 'I don't want to see the show,' said the admirer, 'but how about some sex?' That's his story and he's sticking to it . . . The Jaffa-juggling maniac Paul Morocco has been forced to cancel the rest of his run at the Assembly Rooms owing to an illnesss in his family . . .

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