Back where it all began: Frank Skinner returns to Fringe
The comic and presenter started his live career at the Fringe more than 30 years ago.
Comedian Frank Skinner will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer ahead of his new stand-up tour in the autumn.
Skinner began his live career at the Fringe in 1987 and went on to win The Perrier Award four years later.
This year he will perform at the Gordon Aikman Theatre from July 31 until August 18.
His new stand-up tour, Showbiz, runs from September 12 until December 11.
Skinner's last live stand-up show, Man In a Suit, sold out its debut run at London's Soho Theatre and a subsequent five-week residency at the Leicester Square Theatre.
It ran for 24 consecutive nights at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014 and he went on to release it on DVD.
Other events set to run at this year's Fringe include a "no holds barred" adult-only show featuring beloved TV puppet Basil Brush, and Friendsical, a parody inspired by the iconic TV series Friends.
Ahead of the festival, Edinburgh residents are being asked to offer performers accommodation in a bid to cut their costs.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said it was offering a chance for locals to see "a whole new side" to the festival.
It has teamed up with online platform TheatreDigsBooker to pair up visiting performers with residents who have an extra bed during August.
The society said it wanted to help artists tackle the costs of performing in Edinburgh.