Edinburgh Festival anniversaries in 2010
This article is from 2010.
Anniversaries abound at this years festival, not least the the Comedy Awards and Assembly Rooms, both of which celebrate their 30th years.
They’re celebrating 30 years of theatre, comedy, music and kids shows!
They’re celebrating 25 years of theatre, comedy, music and kids shows!
The Comedy Awards
Best known as the Perrier Awards, they have transmogrified into the iffies, the Eddies, the if.comedy awards and, last year, the plain old Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Al Murray, the League of Gentlemen, Jenny Éclair, Demetri Martin and Hugh Laurie have all won them. This is the 30th time that eligible stand-ups, double acts and sketch groups will sweat on the final Wednesday of the Fringe awaiting news of the shortlist. This year marks the beginning of a beautiful relationship with Foster’s.
Mog the Cat
Judith Kerr’s creation is 40. What’s that in dog years?
Decky Does a Bronco
10 years on from the Douglas Maxwell/Grid Iron playground drama earning some Fringe stripes, it’s swinging back our way.
Stewart Lee’s Silver Stewbilee
If we’re reading that pun correctly, it means that he’s been doing 25 solid years on the Fringe. Which is not actually true, as he’d have to have been coming here solidly since the age of 16. He hasn’t. Not quite. Still, why not raise your glass to the comedian’s comedian on 23 largely uninterrupted years of stand-up and musical theatre co-writing success!
This bunch of eccentric forest dwellers probably thought they were due to get their pensions this year. But at 65 they’ll just have to wait a little longer. Though they are from Finland so maybe it’s different there. Ali Smith and Philip Pullman are among their fans.