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Graham Linehan: Comedy show featuring Father Ted creator held outside Scottish parliament after second venue pulls out | Ents & Arts News

A comedy show that was cancelled because the initial venue objected to the presence of Father Ted writer Graham Linehan has decided to put on a performance outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Earlier, Comedy Unleashed said a second venue had also pulled out, adding that details of a third location had been emailed to ticketholders.

“Our replacement venue has cancelled on us too, but we’re still going ahead tonight at 7.30!”, it posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

At 7.15pm, comedian Andrew Doyle tweeted that Linehan and the other acts “will do the gig on a small stage outside the Scottish parliament at Holyrood”.

He added: “This show is happening, whether these approve or not.”

It was initially due to be on in Leith, near Edinburgh.

But after hearing about Linehan’s place on the bill, Leith Arches said it was not made aware of the line-up in advance and believed the show was “not a good fit [for] our venue”.

Linehan, who also wrote TV sitcoms The IT Crowd and Black Books, has been an outspoken critic of transgender self-identification.

He has said: “The most important view I have is that it is a crime against humanity to tell children that they may have…

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This notice was published: 2023-08-17 16:38:00

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