Following a third consecutive sell-out run at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ALEX HORNE and THE HORNE SECTION roll into Edinburgh with a brand new barnstorming show, bringing their unique mix of stand up, feel-good spectacle and jaw-dropping musicianship to the Underbelly. THE HORNE SECTION will play host to special guests from the worlds of stand-up, music and cabaret to redefine traditional musical comedy for a modern audience.

With the freedom to show off unexpected talents with a live, bespoke musical accompaniment, stars including AL MURRAY, JIMMY CARR, GREG DAVIES, TIM VINE, SIMON AMSTELL, HARRY HILL, TIM MINCHIN, SUGGS and THE DIVINE COMEDY’S NEIL HANNON have all joined the HORNE SECTION to perform well-loved material, spontaneous song and previously unseen party pieces. This summer, confirmed guests will include; DAVID BADDIEL, NICK HELM, AL MURRAY, SHAUN KEAVENY, SHLOMO, CHRIS RAMSEY, LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT, SIMON EVANS and RICHARD HERRING

Stand-up comedian ALEX HORNE is the creator and host of THE HORNE SECTION. The band has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as well as at The Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre – Shaftesbury Avenue, The Criterion Theatre and The Hackney Empire. They have hosted two series of the successful ALEX HORNE PRESENTS THE HORNE SECTION on BBC Radio 4 and hosted an episode of Nevermind the Buzzcocks at the end of 2012.

THE HORNE SECTION are: JOE AUCKLAND (trumpet, banjo), PETER GROGAN (saxophone), WILL COLLIER (bass), BEN REYNOLDS (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards, keytar). Further to Live in a Cow, the boys will be bringing their brand-new barnstorming children’s show to the Festival with The Horne Section’s Family Bash. ALEX also performs Lies, his first solo show since 2011, at the Pleasance Two.

What the press has said about The Horne Section

“We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough – it’s simply the best late-night show at t
he festival and a gigantic heap of fun”
Time Out

“Like a maestro of musical mayhem, Horne conducts this blend of comedy, audience banter and songs with chaotic ease.”
Mail on Sunday

“The finest way to spend a late night at the Fringe” The Independent

Live in a Cow
Venue: Udderbelly, Underbelly
Date: 3rd Aug – 25th Aug
Time: 10:30pm
Box Office: 0131 226 0000

For more information and press tickets, please contact: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com or phone:
Lottie Doran, Charlotte Davidson, Charlotte Lander or Dan Lloyd on: 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.