Free comedy online - Festival FrankBy Liz | 7 August 2011 03:53pm | 0 comments
We’re very excited to be bringing you an exciting new concept for the Fringe, tonight at 8pm! This year, the Gilded Balloon are extending their Fringe comedy offering to live online shows. Comedy from some of the festival’s biggest names will be available to an unlimited audience twice a week, wherever you are in the world!
Festival Frank, the show which doesn’t mince its words, will allow acts to perform, be interviewed and interact live on show with the viewing audience. This is the first time Festival Frank have brought their show to the Edinburgh Fringe and the team are very excited to be working with some of the best live comedians around. This is also the first time ever in the Fringe that an online audience will be able to interact with performers as if they were watching live in a small venue. Heckling, asking questions and poking fun will be encouraged by the shows presenter, Nick Wealthall.
There will be two hour-long shows each week, with the stream starting at 8 p.m. The first show is on Sunday 7th August, and will feature veteran performer and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue stalwart Barry Cryer, Fringe chat show host and One Show regular Hardeep Singh Kohli, and Australian stand-up comic Fiona O’Laughlin.
Subsequent shows are scheduled for Tuesday 9th, Tuesday 16th, Thursday 18th, Sunday 21st and Thursday 25th of August. Guests booked to appear on these shows include stand-up veteran Arthur Smith, madcap Mighty Boosh star Rich Fulcher, comic magician Ali Cook, Bleak Expectations actor and award-winning stand-up Tom Allen, and Stand Up For The Week regular Andi Osho.
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