Press release

For immediate release: Wednesday 23 August 2017

JOHN BISHOP AND DES CLARKE ANNOUNCED AS GUESTS FOR ALEX SALMOND...UNLEASHED: TRUMP SPECIAL

Following the fourth extension of Alex Salmond's sold-out debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, Alex Salmond...Unleashed, we can today (Wednesday 23 August 2017) confirm that Liverpool's own John Bishop and Capital Breakfast's Des Clarke will be the special guests on the Thursday evening Trump Special at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms.

The festival of fun has been extended four times now to meet overwhelming demand. So far, the former First Minister has performed 11 shows at the Assembly Rooms to more than 3,500 happy punters. raising over £12,000 for good causes up and down the country.

Each show features a special mystery guest with Brexit Secretary, David Davis MP, Scots actors Brian Cox and Martin Compston and Hibernian manager, Neil Lennon being just some of the names show far.

The Trump Special will focus on the President of the United States character, time in office and what the future holds for one of the most controversial world figures in recent memory.

 Speaking today following the announcement, Mr Salmond said:

 “I am absolutely delighted and I am really looking forward to being on stage with John and Des.

 "This will be the only show out of the 19 shows that the guests will be announced before the performance.

 "The show has been fantastic so far and these two top class comedians are a great addition to our outstanding list of guests.

"While I might not share their experience walking the boards, I am looking forward to all of us being unleashed on President Trump in this 18+ special."

John Bishop said:

 "It's certainly the first time that a former First Minister has asked me to be a guest on their show. How could I resist?

 "I've been promised a festival of fun and I looking forward to getting stuck in about Mr Trump."

 ENDS

Notes:

Tickets are on sale now for Thursday 24 August at 1815 from: https://www.assemblyfestival.com/box-office/alex-salmond-unleashed/3:43780