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Fest publishes the definitive festival guide every Tuesday and Friday throughout August. Pick them up from venues across Edinburgh PUBLISHER Sam Friedman
Editor Ben Judge Deputy Editor Charlotte Lytton Comedy Editor Stevie Martin Theatre Editor Caroline Bishop Kids Editor Caroline Black Editorial Consultant Evan Beswick
30 The Horne Section
Alex Horne on being a rubbish musician and cutting back on the jazz
42 Sean Hughes
The Perrier Award-winning veteran talks about life, death and his revitalised standup career.
Creative Director Matthew MacLeod Photography Editor Claudine Quinn SALES TEAM
Lara Moloney, George Sully, Tom McCarthy, Michaela Hall
FEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK Kid Critcs Photos with thanks to Bedlam Theatre www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk Mel Gedroyc Shot at Patisserie Valerie, Soho, London who have just opened two new stores in Edinburgh. www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk Class of 2012 Shot at King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London. www.kingsheadtheatre.org Mark Watson Shot at All Stars Lanes, Brick Lane, London www.allstarlanes.co.uk Sean Hughes Tea and location provided by Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, London. www.hlsi.net Bitchboxer Location courtesy of City Cruises, Thames river tours, London www.citycruises.com Stuart Goldsmith With thanks to The Carpenter’s Arms, Cheshire Street, London www.carpentersarmsfreehouse.com PUBLISHED BY Fest Media Limited, Registered in Scotland number, SC344852 3 Coates Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7AA THE SMALL PRINT Every effort has been made to check the accuracy of the information in this magazine, but we cannot accept liability for information which is inaccurate. Show times and prices are subject to changes - always check with the venue. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reprodiced in whole or in part without the explicit permission of the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within this publication do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the printer of the publisher.
46 London 2012
Fest celebrates the greatest show on Earth by looking at the Edinburgh shows the Games have inspired
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56 David Hasselhoff
Baywatch. Knight Rider. The Berlin Wall. The Hoff plays Fest his greatest hits.
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Published on Jul 15, 2012