Before the fringe for St Albans comedy club

TWO more one-hour shows destined for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be seen at Funny First Mondays at Waterend Barn, St Albans, next week.

Paul Sinha is becoming increasingly well known for his appearances on such radio programmes as The New Quiz, The Now Show, Loose Ends and Just A Minute.

He held the attention of the enthusiastic St Albans audience like no other comic on his previous visit to the comedy club a year ago and he is back with his Edinburgh show Extreme Anti-White Vitriol.

His many performances around the world for more than a decade have been variously described as “wonderfully inventive and intelligent”, “pioneering” and “brave” and he is happy to be described as a gay man, doctor, quizzer, bachelor and acclaimed comedian.

Accolades for Canadian comic Phil Nichol include, “delightfully shocking and hilarious at the same time” and his thermo-nuclear stage presence is intense.

His Edinburgh show, which he will be previewing in St Albans on Monday, is entitled Welcome to Crazytown in which he recreates the event in January 1974 when legendary beat poet Bobby Spade performed his magnus opus in Baltimore’s famous jazz club Bertha’s.

Funny First Mondays is held on the first Monday of each month and the comedy begins at 8pm. Admission is �5 via or on the door.