Fringe Benefits?

Tonight at the fringe I saw one of the comedians whose material I’ve enjoyed for years, do one of the best and most well constructed stand-up shows I’ve seen at this fringe. Afterwards he told me that he’d had the lowest audiences numbers this year than ever before. He’s not on telly. He probably won’t […]

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Everyone’s A Critic

One of my least favourite things about the Edinburgh Fringe festival other than the rain, the length of it all, Saturday crowds, Friday crowds, Sunday crowds, Monday crowds…oh ok, sorry…are the reviews. I understand why the world believes they need to happen. There are 3000+ shows here at the fringe everyday and so the best […]

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Marathon Man

Tomorrow I’m taking part in Mark Watson’s 27 Hour Show for Comic Relief. I keep telling people I’m not sure why I’m doing such a ridiculous thing, fully aware that taking part in an event for that long without sleep or rest is hard enough without the added troubles of doing ridiculous challenges throughout. I […]

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Fringed

Warning: Non comedy goers, this may be the most boring blog you’ll ever read. Sorry about that. Less a musing on life and more an essay on the Edinburgh Fringe with no real conclusion.   Another Edinburgh Fringe over with, another Comedy Year closed. Having cheated this year with only half a run, and only […]

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Showvelution

I was worried that this blog may not apply or be of interest to you all. Then I realised, you’ve all written an hour show right? Of course you have. Everyone, at one point or another, has sat down, churned out an hour of stand-up in order to perform it to people all round the […]

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Fringe

I’m not going to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. If you hadn’t gathered that already or remotely cared then I’m sorry to say you’ll be bombarded by various blogs I’ve written for various websites all detailing why. Essentially, in a series of different words, they all amount to the same reasons: it costs too much […]

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