Mark Olver is a stand-up comedian and televison warm-up artist.His television warm-up credits include Vicar of Dibley, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 o'clock Live, Jonathon Ross, Have I Got News For You and Deal or No Deal.He also regularly comperes and headlines for comedy clubs and promoters all over the UK, including Off The Kerb, Avalon, Jongleurs and Highlitghts, and has supported such acts as Russell Howard and Lee Mack on national tours. Dancing About Architecture, at the Edinburgh Festival this year. Previous guests have include Johnny Vegas, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican and Jon Richardson, with guests already confirmed for the festival including David O'Doherty, Kevin Bridges, Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe. The show will be taking place at the new 250 seater Assembly Checkpoint venue on Bristo Square at 1.45, and this year all profits from the show will be going to Scottish based charity Impact Arts. "Impact Arts believe that everyone can be creative so they use the arts to help people make positive lasting change in their lives, whether they are 3 or 93 years old. Across their flagship programmes, they work with young people to help them increase their future life prospects and prevent homelessness, and older people to prevent isolation and loneliness and encourage social inclusion. Established in 1994 from Glasgow, they now operate across Scotland." As well as raising money for Impact Arts the show will also be involved in one of their projects supporting Edinburgh based young people in developing employment skills and experience with the arts and festival sector. One element of this project is helping local young people access employment opportunities during festivals in Scotland, and we will be using young people trained and supported by Impact Arts as the flyering team for the show. The show is a purely life show, no podcast, no you tube, and absolutely no preparation needed, just comedians talking about comedy for an hour. There will be 12 shows, Monday to Thursdays throughout the fringe. Here is what a few reviews have said about the show: 'Educational, entertaining, intimate and expertly marshalled by Olver, this is highly recommended for comedy fans and essential viewing for aspiring comics' **** (Skinny) "This was one of the most entertaining hours Iíve had at the Fringe. The guests on this occasion werenít under pressure to perform, but responded to Olverís pertinent and flowing questions with a surprising honesty. Fascinating for aspiring comics and enthusiastic fans alike" **** (Three Weeks)

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