Renowned Edinburgh Fringe comedian Russell Howard was spotted at the Hive nightclub.
The 43-year comedian visited the Hive on Niddry Street on Wednesday afternoon, likely attending a show as the nightclub transforms into a Fringe venue hosting daytime performances.
A snapshot captures the comedian striking a pose, and the club later tweeted their appreciation, mentioning that they would be thrilled to receive a picture of Russell Howard wearing the Hive T-shirt they had gifted him during his visit.
The well-known nightclub in the city centre enthusiastically shared the news of his visit, stating, “We have Russell Howard in the house.” The post garnered numerous likes on various social media platforms.
As venue 313 at the festival, the Hive hosts a variety of shows each day, including performances by comedians like Alex Kealy, Adam Flood, Alison Spittle, and The Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Fringe Showcase.
While Russell Howard isn’t scheduled to perform at the Festival Fringe this year, he’s taking some time off before embarking on a new tour at the end of August. His presence at the Hive nightclub added an extra buzz to the already lively Edinburgh Fringe atmosphere. The comedian’s impromptu visit not only delighted fans but also highlighted the unique and vibrant character of the festival.
In the past, before the pandemic, he participated in a mental health-themed show at Monkey Barrel Comedy alongside other performers to raise funds for charity.