Teenage Eros laughs all the way to a TV gig

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HE MAY not be old enough to get a paper round but Eros Vlahos has delivered a Fringe wake-up call to comedians more than twice his age.

The 13-year-old stand-up's set has been so well received that he has been asked to extend it and has landed a gig with CBBC.

The young comic is even believed to be in the running for the prestigious if.comedy awards.

The Londoner, who has been described as a cross between Bart Simpson and Little Lord Fauntleroy, has gathered rave reviews as well as decent crowds during his 10-date Fringe debut.

So much so that venue promoter Sweet has urged him to extend his run.

However, his mother Terry Davy feared another week performing would leave him exhausted but granted permission for her talented son to perform two farewell shows next weekend.

She said: "The parent in me wants to take him home, but he is having so much fun. He is good up there on the stage and has been having the time of his life.

"Every time I've watched him I've been a bag of nerves, but he has been so calm and level-headed."

A judge for the if.comedy awards, the replacement for the Perriers, is understood to have taken in one of his sets.

Davy revealed that the fledgling funnyman has lined up a very special gig for his return to London.

"He has been asked to do some stand-up for CBBC eXtra and is really excited about it. As well as telling jokes he is going to be impersonating Alan Sugar, which should be a lot of fun."

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