On the 25th anniversary of his first Festival show, the cage-fighting Capricorn comedian ALEX HORNE presents his brand new show Lies at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
ALEX has done a lot of things in his life – he’s bungee jumped off the Eiffel tower, been punched by John Prescott and came second in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest – but one thing he hasn’t done much is tell the truth. He’s told jokes – an awful lot of jokes, a lot of awful jokes. And he’s done a load of lovely shows using PowerPoint, Tim Key and a handful of musicians. But he’s never just talked honestly about himself. So this year the Oscar-winning former squaddie might do just that. He’ll talk about his extraordinary life with candour and, of course, heapfuls of hilarity. My God, it’ll be hilarious. He’ll throw out the gimmicks and speak only the truth. Definitely.

To date ALEX has brought eight solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including 2003’s Best Newcomer Perrier Award nominated Making Fish Laugh and 2004’s Chortle Award winning Every Body Talks. The three-time Countdown champion comic has hosted two series of the acclaimed Alex Horne Presents: The Horne Section (BBC Radio 4) with a third scheduled for 2014 and hosted Nevermind the Buzzcocks in 2012.

Following a third consecutive sell-out run at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, this year ALEX HORNE and THE HORNE SECTION will once again bring their unique mix of stand up, feel-good spectacle and jaw-dropping musicianship to the Fringe with their new shows Live in a Cow and The Horne Section’s Family Bash, both at the Underbelly.


“Horne provides one on the smartest and most original performances you’re likely to see this year. Book it now.” Shortlist

“Horne has superb timing and fascinating delivery… Pure comedy gold.” Metro

“A beguiling blend of the smart and the stupid. . . a real delight” Sunday Times

Venue: Pleasance Two
Pleasance Courtyard
Date: 3rd Aug – 25th Aug
Time: 8.30pm
Box Office: 0131 226 0000

For more information and press tickets, please contact:
Lottie Doran, Charlotte Davidson, Charlotte Lander or Dan Lloyd on: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com
Telephone: Edinburgh: 0131 527 1643 / London: 020 7598 7222

Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s twice extended show Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic, including two dates at the Queen’s Theatre, London; Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award winning RUSSELL KANE’s new tour Posturing Delivery; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation; GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and new tour The Back of My Mum’s Head, including two dates at the Hammersmith Apollo; LEE NELSON’s sell-out date at the IndigO2 with Lee Nelson Live; ROB DELANEY selling out his UK debut London run at Soho Theatre in one hour from a single tweet; U.S.’s number one podcasting comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS playing the UK for the first time at London’s Soho Theatre.