Helen Lederer: Finger Food: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2004
Arnold Brown’s 80th Birthday Bash: The Comedy Store, London, 2016
Helen Lederer’s show Finger Food was the first show I ever saw at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004. It was based around a spoof cookery show that Lederer’s unsuccessful journalist is given a chance to host. This could have worked a lot better as the laughs were few and far between.
Fairing a lot better with wit and insight, the leading comic actress and writer paid a ditzy tribute to Arnold Brown at his Birthday Bash in 2015. She was not short on stories to tell involving Brown from her extensive career.