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Comedy Central Goes Out on the Edge

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Out on the Edge is a one-hour stand-up special hosted by Alan Cumming (X2, Cabaret) and features the best of alternative comedy with a distinctly gay edge. Some of the acts are gay, some are straight, but all of them are on the same twisted page!

The special features the music of BETTY, The Hazzards performing their international hit “Gay Boyfriend,” Bayne Gibby, and Johnny McGovern as The Gay Pimp sending up teen pop with the dance extravaganza “Soccer Practice.” Out on the Edge also features the stand-up of headliners Jim David, Rene Hicks, and Elvira Kurt. Special guest Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall has a big surprise for the audience.

Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming has had an eclectic career that has included many outstanding performances in theater, film, stand-up comedy, and writing and directing for film and television. His portrayal of the emcee in the Broadway musical of Cabaret was one of his most celebrated performances. In addition to his Tony Award, his performance also won him the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, and the New York Public Advocate’s awards, the latter for the original London pro-duction. He even received an Olivier Award nomination.

Though his performance here is as host, we feel he deserves some kind of award for his fashion sense—each time he appears, he has changed his wardrobe and hairstyle!

Out on the Edge premieres Monday, February 2 at 9 p.m. (repeated at 11 p.m.), with repeat airings on Friday, February 6 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, February 7 at 1:30 a.m. To confirm schedule: www.comedycentral.com. —Troy Carrington

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