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Published on August 9th, 2013 | by Jonathan Appleton

Moffat in Surprise Edinburgh Improv Show Appearance

Steven Moffat is to appear in an improvised comedy show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven Moffat

The Doctor Who showrunner will be a guest on Ad Lib at the Assembly Hall on August 21 2013, appearing alongside comedian and self-confessed fan of the series Frank Skinner.

Moffat has a background in comedy having scripted Joking Apart and Coupling, but an improvised show would be something of a departure.

Host Fred MacAulay promises ‘an hour of spontaneous and unexpected conversation from some of Britain’s sharpest, funniest and most creative brains’, perhaps indicating the show will follow an ‘in conversation’ format rather than a more anarchic improvised free-for-all.

Either way it should be a fascinating evening! More details on the Edinburgh Fringe and buy tickets at

(With thanks to John Cooper)


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Jonathan remembers catching Tony Hughes's Doctor in BBC Schools Maths show when he was off school in 1975. This more than made up for having chickenpox. Something of an old hand by this time, he had learned from The Doctor Who Monster Book that there were other Doctors and adventures to discover - an exciting prospect for a five year old.

3 Responses to Moffat in Surprise Edinburgh Improv Show Appearance

  1. iank says:

    No wonder he hasn’t got time to – er – actually make the show!

  2. Elton Townend Jones says:

    I watched this and it was highly enjoyable – best of all was Frank Skinner who revealed himself to be an intensely ‘fannish’ fan of the series – he knows his production codes and his Big Finish – and he was a joy.

  3. Lynda B says:

    Wish there was recording of it… Moffat’s always good laugh in long interviews.

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