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Is this man the hardest working comic at the Fringe?

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Dan Willis

A North East stand-up hopes to celebrate the 2012 Olympics the only way he knows how – by performing a comedy marathon of his own at the Edinburgh Fringe.

While the world switches its attention to London this August, comedian Dan Willis will put his body through a similar test of endurance in the Scottish capital, performing six one-hour shows, six days a week.

Picking apart Ferris Bueller, musical nostalgia, computer programming and the slippery slope to middle-age, the Willis Working Week will provide over 126 hours of comedy throughout the month-long festival.

Speaking about the marathon, Willis told Giggle Beats: “I get bored when I’m not on stage, and I’m sick of people saying the hours are easy!

“The six shows cover my brand new show, Working Comedian, and also my back-catalogue of comedy shows which have toured around the country and across the seas.”

Despite a clash with the Olympics, a record number of shows are set to be performed at this year’s Fringe. The 2012 programme features 2,695 shows, a rise of 6% on last year’s total.

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