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Clive Anderson, Nile Rodgers, Greg Proops, Meursault, Lillian Boutte

Clive asks 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' as he chats to Greg Proops, the American stand-up whose caustic gags and lengthy diatribes have been relished by audiences worldwide. 'The Funniest Man in the World' is now back at the Edinburgh Fringe, charming festival goers at the Assembly Rooms with an hour of vitriol and profanity.

Clive finds out why politics is the new rock 'n' roll from the award-winning columnist and broadcaster, Steve Richards. His topical fringe show lifts the curtain on British politics and invites the audience to take part and ask questions at a time when politics is all shook up.

Jan Ravens may not be a dead ringer for Arthur Smith but as a former Strictly contestant she's in her element at the Ballroom venue where she's starring as the mother of a struggling alcoholic in the world premiere of 'The Intervention' by David Florez.

Continuing on the family theme, Clive meets musical legend Nile Rodgers, whose autobiography 'Le Freak', reveals a life as extraordinary as his career. A real rags to riches story from one of the founder members of Chic whose written more hit songs than he's had hot dinners - although sometimes mixing the two as his book recalls scarfing down burgers with Diana Ross.

Music comes from Edinburgh's very own critically acclaimed indie-rock band, Meursault. They perform 'Flittin'' from their new album 'Something for the Weakened'.

And New Orleans' Musical Ambassador, Lillian Boutte, makes sure things are Sweet and Hot in the Loose Ends tent and performs 'Strong Medicine' with The Tom Finlay Trio. Oh la la - Mardi Gras? You bet!

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

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45 minutes

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Tue 21 Aug 2012 04:15