Jo Brand

Comedy at the Fringe Isn't Just a laughing matter - particularly when there's money to be raised for good causes. Jo Brand IS encouraging Edinburgh audiences to dzg deep for the Children’s HOSDIIdI In Brasov, Romania, when she makes a one-off Fringe ’99 appearance Also on the bl” are Arnold Brown, Hattie Hayndge, Phil Nichol and Fred MacAulay, with other names to be added.

Jo Brand (Fr/nge) Observer Assemb/y (Venue 3) 226 2428, 28 Aug, 70 30pm, [ 70,

So You Think You're Funny

While the rest of the comedy world is blowmg bubbles over the. Perrier Award nominations, the next generation of stand-ups Is preparing to battle It out using deadly one-liners at the. final of So You Think You’re Funny. In past years, the Edinburgh Festival's new talent competition has introduced audiences to the rib-tickling delights of Tommy Tiernan, Phil Kay and Dylan Moran. The 1999 finalists range from seventeen-year-old Josie Long to Shell UK’s former Marketing Manager, Jimmy Carr. Others hoping for the last laugh are Juliet Cowan, Andy Zaltzman, Russell Howard, Davrd O’Doherty, Eric Petrossian and Richard Morris.

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Last year, Ivo van Hove’s two Festival showsmvmllyyia Edam“ 226 2‘7 5 7’ 29 A“? {ii/45mm 2’59 and More Stately Mansions - met with what 8953' ' (F759;):— GI/dO( 8" oon’ 2 6 be described as a frosty reception. However, thé' I“ I 0 [6 ' pm’ always the promise of the unemected in the Dutch ' ( ' )' ' director's controversial readings of familiar texts. This year he returns with his avant-garde theatre company Het Zuidelijk Toneel for an English language production of India Song, whose writer - Marguerite Duras is very much back in favour at the moment. India Song (International Festival) Het ~v Zuidelijk Toneel, King’s Theatre, 473 "' 2000, 1-4 Sep, 7.30pm, £5—£22.50. See preview, page , ~ .' ' 's {3, M if, my


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