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EDINBURGH 2011: CHRIS RAMSEY - 'OFFERMATION'

Following the sell out success of his 2010 debut solo show Aggrophobic award-winning comedian CHRIS RAMSEY returns to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his brand new stand up show - Offermation. Since his first Fringe appearance with The Comedy Zone - which launched the careers of celebrated comedians DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD amongst others - CHRIS has appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) Comedy Rocks (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC THREE) and supported AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD on his UK tour.

1. Offermation (n): Information that is given without being asked for; especially information that is useless or is unwanted. (Urban Dictionary)

With such an extensive array of communication capabilities at our fingertips, how come we never talk? Why is it that we often know more about random people on the internet than we do some of our own family? This year CHRIS takes a journey into the Offermation in his life; more specifically: an annual round robin letter from unknown family members. Why is it that this unrequested information is poured onto his doormat every year?

Sometimes the most pointless of things can end up giving us so much joy. Join Chris as he wades through the Offermation, and attempts to bring us closer together.

Winner of The Journal Culture Newcomer of the Year 2010 Award and named Zoo Magazine’s 75th funniest man, CHRIS was a finalist in both the Chortle Student Comedy Awards and the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. In September he will be a series regular in Chris Addison’s Show and Tell (E4).
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What the press has said about Chris Ramsey:

"Frighteningly talented... tearing up every stage he lands on" GQ

“This rising star has likeability in spades and bags of confidence - all of which is borne out by his high-quality, consistently funny observational material.”
The Guardian

“The effervescent Chris Ramsey is a rare thing in comedy, a positive comedian chock full of good will. The Geordie is patently not an angry comic and it's incredibly infectious.” BBC Comedy


LISTINGS INFORMATION
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Date: 3rd - 28th August
Time: 9:50pm
Box Office: 0131 556 6550

For more information and press tickets, please contact: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com or phone: Celeste Berry, Nicola Wilkinson, Debra Clavey, Alex Beedell or Dan Lloyd on 020 7598 7222


AVALON PROMOTIONS


Avalon Promotions Limited is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK, bringing household names and breakthrough comedy acts to stages across the country.

This year alone will see; RUSSELL HOWARD continue extended arena tour Right Here, Right Now, performing to over 240,000 people, including 3 dates at London’s O2; AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD turn his attention to the needs of his Beautiful British public with the second extension of critically acclaimed national tour Barrel of Fun Extra: Classic Hits and New Bits; DAVE GORMAN take to the road with his hotly anticipated Powerpoint Presentation tour; CHRIS ADDISON’s new 39-date tour The Time is Now, Again; brand new tour Manscaping from Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 winner RUSSELL KANE; breakthrough BBC Three star LEE NELSON with fat legend ‘Omelette’ embark on their Well New Tour!; star of The Inbetweeners and Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominee GREG DAVIES continue his extended 93 date tour Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog; JENNY ECLAIR with Old Dog, New Tricks; RICHARD HERRING’s forthcoming tour What is Love, Anyway?; and present some of the UK’s fastest rising talent; Edinburgh Festival Award 2010 nominee GARETH RICHARDS, Chortle Award nominated PEACOCK & GAMBLE, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year finalist CHRIS RAMSEY, star of BBC Three hit comedy Him and Her JOE WILKINSON, Radio 1 DJ TOM DEACON and Chortle Award ‘Best Headliner’ 2011 nominee CRAIG CAMPBELL.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including; NEWMAN & BADDIEL in the first ever comedy show at Wembley Arena; FRANK SKINNER’S record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 at the Battersea Power Station; Jerry Springer - The Opera in London’s West End, on national tour and at New York’s Carnegie Hall; HARRY HILL at the Palace and Dominion Theatres in London; DAVE GORMAN’S Googlewhack Adventure at the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on national tour and at the Village Theatre, New York; Grumpy Old Women Live, which has toured the UK three times and performed a highly successful run in Australia, LAURA SOLON winning the Perrier Award with her debut solo show; and FRANK SKINNER’S Credit Crunch Cabaret - offering recession hit audiences the chance to see acclaimed comedians for just £10.

This year Avalon presents 21 acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has promoted a total of 7 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and 18 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees in just 22 years.