The Horne Section

The Horne Section is part music, part comedy - or as Alex Horne describes it ‘like swimming whilst holding a picture’.

Alex Horne is a talented stand-up comedian but his band is made up of world class musicians and together they make a magical mix.

With a song about Rich (sitting in the front row, eating salad) being amazing, an entire audience game of twister and a blindfolded macarena duel-off, this is a show that is guaranteed to get the audience laughing. Lively, inventive and unpredictable, this is the perfect Fringe comedy show.

Tonight’s mystery guest is a top choice in Rowlf the Dog – a Brighton North Laine busking legend – who proves that the large muppet outfit covers a very talented performer.

The Horne Section has become an Edinburgh staple, always slick, always funny and hosting a variety of top quality guests. It has become so much of a hit that it was given its own Radio 4 show. In this Brighton version, Rowlf the Dog is the only guest and the band’s parts have been developed to include them in the comedy. Each member get a chance to lead with their own comedy song; my favourite belonged to Joe the trumpeter – Spanish Flu – sung to the tune of Spanish flea.

Alex Horne is a talented stand-up comedian but his band is made up of world class musicians and together they make a magical mix.

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The Blurb

The first band to ever host 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC 2) will be rolling into town with a barnstorming show, providing top-notch musical mayhem for the night. Led by the brilliant comedian and star of '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown' (Channel 4), Alex Horne, expect this to be a one-off chance to see an unforgettable show! “We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough – it’s simply the best late-night show at the [Edinburgh Fringe Festival] and a gigantic heap of fun” (Time Out)