Comedy preview: Alex Horne, The Stand

Alex Horne. Pic: Comp
Alex Horne. Pic: Comp
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FUNNYMAN Alex Horne is no stranger to the Capital, but it’s fair to say that you’re more likely to spot him amid the madness and mayhem of the Festival than in the cold winter months.

There’s a chance to do just that tomorrow, however, at The Stand Comedy Club, when the 35-year-old multi-Bafta award-winning stand up returns to the city with more “observations, impressions and lies.”

Horne, the star of BBC Radio 4’s The Horne Section, has to date brought seven solo shows to the Fringe, including Seven Years In The Bathroom, Every Body Talks, When In Rome, Birdwatching and Wordwatching.

His debut came in 2000 with How To Avoid Huge Ships. While Making Fish Laugh in 2003 established him as a Fringe favourite, winning a nomination for the Perrier newcomer award.

Horne is also a familiar face on the goggle box these days with numerous TV appearances to his credit including programmes such as The Matt Lucas Awards, Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums, Celebrity Mastermind and The Games That Time Forgot, a documentary he wrote and presented for BBC Four.

Best known for his mind-blowing Powerpoint presentations and live music (well he is a platinum-selling R&B artist in his own right), his show at The Stand will have neither. Just Alex, a panda, some jokes and some lies. Although one of those may also be a lie. Or a joke.

Alex Horne, The Stand Comedy Club, York Place, Tomorrow, 8.30pm, £12, 0131-558 7272