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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 Mel Gedroyc Shot at Patisserie Valerie, Soho, London who have just opened two new stores in Edinburgh. Class of 2012 Shot at King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London. Mark Watson Shot at All Stars Lanes, Brick Lane, London Sean Hughes Tea and location provided by Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, London. Bitchboxer Location courtesy of City Cruises, Thames river tours, London Stuart Goldsmith With thanks to The Carpenter’s Arms, Cheshire Street, London 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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