The Edinburgh Festival 1994: Frank's Fantasy Fringe

THREE years on from his 1991 Perrier Award, Frank Skinner has constructed a remarkable TV profile for himself. Terry Wogan's representative on Earth, Bob Monkhouse's sparring partner, naughty schoolboy in residence on the Match of the Day sofa, this man is the nearest New Laddism comes to an acceptable face, and living proof that natural wit does not have to be an obstacle to career advancement. With a Channel 4 sitcom in the bag and a 60-date tour in the offing this autumn, Skinner returns to the rough-and-tumble world of stand-up in the gratuitously intimate surroundings of the Cabaret Bar. But will he have any jokes left? Book yesterday to avoid disappointment. (Pleasance, 031-556 6550, Wed-20 Aug.)

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