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Adelaide Fringe, already the largest arts festival in Australia, now has for the first time appointed an ambassador. Comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television host Paul McDermott, has joined the Fringe team to spread the word about the success of the Adelaide Fringe.

Paul commenced his career at the Adelaide Fringe in 1986 when his musical comedy trio, The Doug Anthony All Stars (D.A.A.S.) received The Pick of the Fringe Award. Together with Richard Fidler and Tim Ferguson, D.A.A.S performed at the legendary Little Sisters cabaret venue at the Living Arts Centre. This was the year the Fringe became a 3 week festival and with 230 events was billed as “Our Biggest Fringe yet”.

With support from the South Australian Tourism Commission, McDermott as the Fringe Ambassador will assist in promoting the Adelaide Fringe to a national audience. He will also be performing his new show, Paul Sings at the 2013 event.

Paul said:

“Myself and many of my friends and colleagues kicked off our careers performing at the Adelaide Fringe [Tweet this]. The Fringe is four weeks of wonder that anyone can participate in. For many young artists, performers and musicians it’s where they get their first real feel for an audience, their first taste of theatre as a blood sport and their start in the business,”

“The Adelaide Fringe is internationally regarded as one of the leading festivals of its kind on the planet. It now attracts extraordinary acts from all over the world and it’s the reason so many of us keep coming back. Adelaide during the Fringe – nothing better.” [Tweet this]

As a roving ambassador, Paul is excited to lend his support to one of South Australia’s great tourism and arts success stories. Paul joins the Fringe team on Friday 26 October to launch the 2013 Poster design, and in December on an interstate media tour to Melbourne and Sydney.

The 2013 Adelaide Fringe ambassador program is proudly supported by SouthAustralia.com

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