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John Fleming
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Writer + TV, stage and (in theory) film producer
Writer + TV, stage and (in theory) film producer

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The nominees for the increasingly prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced. And the nominations are… THE MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY (The award is for performers, not for shows although, obviously, that has some effect)…

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Dusk in Nicolson Street, Edinburgh...
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Yesterday’s blog ended (because of the interruption of midnight) just before Arthur Smith’s annual alternative tour of the Royal Mile started (at 2.00am). This tour used to be a near Bacchanalian trip with occasional appearances by the boys in blue…

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Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
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Grouchy Club host and Malcolm Hardee Award judge Kate Copstick talks to new acts on the Edinburgh Fringe...
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/edinburgh-festivals/new-acts-on-performing-at-the-fringe-for-the-first-time-1-4536432

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The Grouchy Club hosted by Kate Copi Copstick and me gets a spectacular and well-deserved 5-star review on Twitter from @TheAntiCrit - a person with only 5 Followers:
"After the usual dodgy 1-star start, legendary fest talkfest is firing on all cylinders”.

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My domestic life with Kate Copstick in Edinburgh is laid bare in today’s Scotland on Sunday newspaper -

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Today turned into very much a Spirit of The Fringe day: a spirit far too often submerged by giant posters and promoters/managers/agents/venues screwing their performers. As is often muttered, SOMEONE is making money, but it is rarely the performers.…
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