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EDINBURGH 2011: STEVE HALL - 'STEVE HALL'S VERY STILL LIFE'

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee STEVE HALL returns to the Fringe with Steve Hall’s Very Still Life. It’s a festival that has treated him well: he was part of five critically acclaimed shows, four with WE ARE KLANG and his 2008 debut solo show Vice-Captain Loser. He also directed the Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated 2007 show Pappy’s Fun Club back when they were still a quartet.

Following WE ARE KLANG’s escapades in their BBC Three series, STEVE had hoped to return to Edinburgh last year. However, his new wife’s visa was refused (no, he did not buy her on the internet) and she was not allowed into the country. The financial ruination that ensued, coupled with the heartache of a lengthy enforced separation, scuppered that plan. Now he returns with a show about achievement, love and filling in immigration forms correctly.

As a solo stand-up, STEVE has supported LEE MACK on tour and was RUSSELL HOWARD’s support both comedically and emotionally on four of his national tours. STEVE accompanied RUSSELL from the early days of playing tiny arts centres, all the way up to the enormodomes, including playing Wembley Arena twice.

STEVE was the first ever guest stand-up on Russell Howard’s Good News and appeared in the first series of BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed My Teenage Diary and Act Your Age. He has written for The Now Show and for RUSSELL HOWARD on Mock The Week.

The supposedly clever third of WE ARE KLANG (damning with the faintest of praise), STEVE has been an integral part of the pioneering Bright Club, which explores the link between education and comedy, encouraging lecturers and PhD students to talk about their fields of expertise in a stand-up environment. From its origins in a small pub, sell-out shows at the Bloomsbury Theatre have followed, along with a popular podcast and spin-off Bright Clubs across the globe.

A former BBC New Act of the Year Runner-up, STEVE mixes an eloquent intelligence with self-mocking stupidity, storytelling with proper jokes. He very much hopes that relating the saga of getting his wife into the United Kingdom won’t lead to her being kicked out again.
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What the press has said about Steve Hall:

“The most intelligent stand-up you’ve never heard of”
GQ

“His phrasing is joyous and choice of words close to poetic”
Metro

“Wonderfully misanthropic”
The Sunday Times

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Date: 3rd - 29th August (not the 15th)
Time: 8:30pm
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.