Ever since bursting onto the stand-up comedy circuit around 20 years ago, Lee Evans has given the impression that his life is an ultra-high energy rollercoaster, lurching from one comic corner to the next.
Every few nights, he'd emerge sweaty and breathless telling his remarkable (and hilarious) stories to rapt audiences whilst maintaining the impression that he'd somehow managed to keep all the plates spinning.
His prodigious work rate and first class comedy routines earned the likeable comic a shot at an acting career, winning acclaim for his roles in films like There's Something About Mary and MouseHunt. He also played Leopold Bloom in the London stage version of The Producers and has shown himself to be a talented musician.
For all his talents, Lee Evans remains a brilliant stand-up comic and whatever Hollywood has offered him, he has never been far from his next stand-up gig. As the 1993 Perrier Award winner prepares for his forthcoming 50 or so Roadrunner tour dates, it comes as little surprise then that Evans has crammed in another three dates.
He'll be returning to the scene of his Perrier win with three tour warm-up dates at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the Fringe Festival.
The three consecutive nights begin on Monday 8th August 2011. Tickets are on sale now, priced £31 plus booking fees.