The Edinburgh Festival 1994: Comedy & Cabaret
Sunday 07 August 1994
Bib & Bob (Acropolis, 031-226 5138, Aug 19-21). Blink-and-you'll-miss-it variety spectacular featuring Logan Murray and Jerry Sadowitz.
Arnold Brown . . . and Why Not? (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, 24 Aug-3 Sept). Sly 1987 Perrier winner: 'Not so much hip . . . more hip replacement.'
Scott Capurro - Risk Gay (Southside, 031-667 7365, 14 Aug-3 Sept). Fresh from Mrs Doubtfire, the stand-out attraction in what looks like a below-strength American contingent.
Alan Davies (Gilded Balloon, 031-226 2151, Fri-3 Sept). Rising star with naggingly Izzard-esque delivery.
Jenny Eclair's Bad Behaviour Show (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Wed-3 Sept). A miscreant with a mission: 'If equality means more women pissing on the street, then so be it.'
Lee Evans (Music Hall, 031-226 2428, 22 Aug-3 Sept). Last year's Perrier Award-winner returns.
The Fabulous Lypsinka Show (Assembly Rooms, 031-226 2428, Fri-3 Sept). Drag diva John Epperson lip-synchs his way across the USA.
Marga Gomez - Memory Tricks (Assembly Rooms, 031-226 2428, Fri-3 Sept). Comedy and drama blend in unique style in this acclaimed reminiscence of a Harlem upbringing.
Boothby Graffoe (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Fri-3 Sept). 'The only comedian in the country,' it says here, 'to be named after a Lincolnshire village.' Where does that leave Roy Walker?
John Hegley - Love Cuts (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Sat-31 Aug). Winsome banjo minstrel walks a daring line between the whimsical and the annoying.
Harry Hill Pub Internationale (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Fri-29 Aug). Hill appears with his pub band, his adopted son - the bearded, three-year-old Alan - and 'media celebrity' Al Murray. Not to be missed.
Dominic Holland (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Thurs-3 Sept). 1993 Perrier Best Newcomer Award winner, unfairly stigmatised as the comedian who has already met your parents.
Phil Kay (Gilded Balloon, 031-226 2151, Fri-3 Sept). Ebullient and likeable Glaswegian with a hint of the young Billy Connolly about him.
Mandy Knight - Some of My Best Friends are Ginger (Gilded Balloon II, 031-225 6520, Fri-3 Sept). Anti-ginge prejudice rears its ugly head.
Lea De Laria - Queer Brat (Acropolis, 031-557 6969, 25-29 Aug). A flying visit with a new show from the unassuming lesbian superstar who leaves her audiences begging for mercy.
Stewart Lee (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Wed-3 Sept). First solo show for sassy young buck of Fist of Fun and Lionel Nimrod renown.
Donna McPhail (Gilded Balloon, 031-226 2151, Fri-27 Aug). Acerbic commentator with a hard act to follow, having chosen last year's festival as the venue for on-stage coming out.
Woody Bop Muddy (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Wed-3 Sept). Riotous bad- record destruction act, based on crowd-pleasing premise that it is more honourable to destroy than create.
Old Farts 2 - The Musical (George Sq, 031-650 2001, 15-29 Aug). Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton. Lock up your aunts.
Perrier Pick of the Fringe Award Shows (Music Hall, 031-226 2428, 2-3 Sept). They're on the pitch, they think it's all over . . . Winner and shortlist get together for gloating and recrimination.
John Shuttleworth (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Sat-28 Aug). A unique insight into top-flight showbusiness, courtesy of Shuttleworth, his wife Mary and sole agent Ken Worthington.
Steady Eddy - Quantum Limp (Gilded Balloon, 031-221 2651, Fri-3 Sept). The fearless Australian disability taboo-buster.
Young, Gifted & Green (Gilded Balloon II, 031-225 6520, Fri-3 Sept). Irish talent on the march, with Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Carmody and Kevin Gildea.
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