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  • DeAnne SmithTHE BEST DEANNE SMITH DEANNE SMITH CAN BE
  • EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
  • GILDED BALLOON – The Wee Room
  • 8.15pm (Ends 9.10pm)
  • 3rd – 29th AUGUST 2011 (not 15th or 22nd)

You probably haven’t heard of DeAnne Smith yet.  You will.

After a hugely successful season in Australia where she was nominated for the Barry Award (MICF) this year, Award Winning Canadian/American comic DeAnne Smith is making her Edinburgh debut with her new stand up show.

With her trademark wit and irreverence, and a few ukulele tunes, this show sees “nerdy but dirty” DeAnne tackle topics such as anxiety, ignorance, lesbian relationships, and mortality.  She also leaves room in her show for plenty of banter, showcasing her quick wit and formidable improv skills with the freeform segment “5 1/2 Minutes of Bonus Hilarity.” DeAnne has been voted one of Montreal’s top three comedians by the Montreal Mirror readers for the last four years.

DeAnne will be coming to Edinburgh directly from the Just for Laughs Festival where she will appear in Chicago and Montreal as well as appearing on HBO’s Funny As Hell and is looking forward to seeing how discerning Edinburgh punters will receive her quirky, cerebral brand of stand-up comedy at the notoriously cut-throat Fringe.  DeAnne has just been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.

If you do indeed recognise Smith, it may be thanks to her brief appearance on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2007.

“Witty, out-of-nowhere sideswipe punchlines…This gal’s ready for the big leagues.” –Time Out Sydney

“Impish…incredibly assured…hilarious.” – Herald Sun

 “One of the finest stand up wits in the country.” –The Montreal Gazette

“Smart, accessible engaging.  A winning combination”  ???? The Age

Further Information: CLAIRE WALKER @ Claire Walker PR 01279 850111 mobile: 07884 181 776 email: claire@clairewalkerpr.com or CHRIS ROBINSON 07727 440250.
Publicity photography to download | www.deannesmith.com

LISTINGS INFORMATION –
DEANNE SMITH in THE BEST DEANNE SMITH DEANNE SMITH CAN BE
GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT – THE WEE ROOM, Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Box Office: 0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk

Venue press office: press@gildedballoon.co.uk  Kerry Teakle 0131 668 9483/07801 103 528

Edinburgh Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000

Dates: 3rd – 29th August at 8.15pm (ends 9.10pm).

Previews: 3rd – 5th Aug. No show 15th or 22nd

Tickets: 3rd – 5th Aug (previews): £5.00

Weekdays: £8.50 (£7.50 concs)

Weekends: £9.50 (£8.50 concs)

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