Sayle announces return to Fringe after 30 years

Alexei Sayle is to return to the Fring. Picture: submitted
Alexei Sayle is to return to the Fring. Picture: submitted
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ALEXEI Sayle has announced he is planning a return to Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival more than 30 years after he last performed at the event.

The left-wing Liverpudlian will play a 13-show run as part of The Stand comedy club’s festival programme, have returned to stand-up after a 
17-year break.

And he said the Capital was where he first honed his act.

“I’ve just started doing stand-up again and I’ve really enjoyed it,” he said. “And to come to Edinburgh where the crowds are so knowing is fantastic.

“It was during my time in Edinburgh I added the final building block to my act. I really bombed on the opening night, because everything I did was so neatly placed in chunks.

“So I spent the following day trying to work out what had gone wrong. And when I came back I sort of exploded the whole act – it really worked.