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Friday 19 Sep 2014

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Network TV BBC Week 33: New this week

BBC THREE New this week
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BBC AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Three@The Fringe

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 19 August
10.30pm-12.00midnight BBC THREE

Following a sold-out event at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, with 10 out of the 12 nominees from the 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Awards treading its boards, the BBC's live show, BBC Comedy Presents, is back on BBC Three with an event that promises to be bigger and better.

This 90-minute late-night anarchic show broadcasts live from a new purpose-built BBC venue and also offers comedy fans a fully integrated online experience which they can enjoy from the comfort of their living rooms via bbc.co.uk/bbcthree and bbc.co.uk/comedy.

Online and interactive content includes the opportunity for the live and viewing audiences to use social media and hashtags to influence the events onstage – and even to heckle the performers during the event. There's also a host of backstage pictures, live chats with acts, a running commentary of the event via the BBC Three and Comedy blogs and bespoke mini clips of all the action.

The line-up is yet to be finalised but promises to be an impressive mix of MCs, sketch and character-led sets from some of BBC Three's comedy favourites, along with a mix of other household names and rising stars in the world of comedy.

The evening features a mixed bill including stand-up, sketch, character and musical comedy acts. Outside the venue an array of performances from street performers, burlesque artists and street-theatre inspired acts add to an unforgettable evening of live Fringe comedy on BBC Three.

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