Moffatt to do a Comedy Gig at the Edinburgh Fringe!

A new live comedy show concept is going to be launched at the Edinburgh Fringe this month – and Doctor Who writer and producer, Steven Moffatt, is set to star in the very first one.

Steven Moffatt. Pic c/o BBC

Steven Moffatt. Pic c/o BBC

Ad Lib is a show which explores and celebrates “spontaneous genius” in humorous conversation and Steven Moffatt will be taking part alongside comedians Fred Macauley and Frank Skinner.

The show concept was devised by Stuart Snaith (former Director of comedy, BBC Worldwide) and Dan Schreiber (Museum of Curiosity). Snaith said, “AdLib promises an hour of spontaneous and unexpected conversation from some of Britain’s sharpest, funniest and most creative brains. This initial series of five special shows, each with intriguing combinations of stars, will celebrate their talent and explore their Scottish links.”

So, will they talk about Doctor Who? Will Skinner or Macauley put themselves forward for guest spots on the show? Sounds intriguing!

The first show – featuring Moffat, of course – is at 10.30pm on Wednesday 21st August.

Box office number: 0131 623 3030
Venue: Assembly Hall, Mound Place, Edinburgh.

Twitter: @AdLibComed

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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