Chas Early

  • The List
  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

In the guise of the late, great Bill Hicks, Chas Early has helped show us what we’ve all been missing since the rabble-rouser’s tragic death in 1994. As he makes his final Slight Return, Chas/Bill savages a few sacred cows in our Q&A

5 words to describe this year’s show?

Your very last chance, baby.

4 stand-ups/comedy acts who you think should be more famous in September than they are now?

Josie Long, Gordon Southern, Isy Suttie, and Robin Ince, who is already a little famous, but not enough.

3 reasons why you love Edinburgh in August?

The huge amount of impressionable young ladies. The flexible approach to closing times in bars. And the fact that it’s not Edinburgh in January.

2 things that bug you about Edinburgh in August?

Not being able to smoke, naturally. And the queues in Monster Mash . . . which make me wanna smoke.

1 thing you’d change about the comedy world?

The continued success of Jimmy Carr.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 21 Aug, 9.40pm, £12 (£10).

Bill Hicks: Slight Return

The return of this popular comedy show that resurrects the talent of the late, great Bill Hicks. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'

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