Edinburgh Festival Day 15: Apparently ..
Monday 30 August 1993
HE WHO lives by the telephone dies by the telephone, as Scottish stand-up Phil Kaye discovered on Saturday during the part of his act where he usually phones an unsuspecting member of the public. Kaye was in full flow when his on-stage telephone rang. He picked up the receiver to find Perrier Award director Nica Burns on the line telling him - and the audience, since the phone is wired to the PA - that he had not won the coveted comedy gong. Kaye took this with remarkably good humour, leaving it to his audience to give their reaction in two short words. Lee Evans's victory was not announced until midnight, two hours later. He receives a cheque for pounds 3,000 and will headline the Perrier Pick of the Fringe season at the Purcell Rooms in London next month.
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