If you're wishing you were at the Edinburgh Festival right now, you might want to watch the video above - and think again.

Because as it shows, Edinburgh comedy isn't all glamour, fun and deep-fried haggis, you know. Oh no.

There was comedian Andrew Doyle, merrily performing his stand-up hour Whatever It Takes, when he found himself dealing with some increasingly chatty, and increasingly drunk, audience members. As you occasionally have to do, when you're a stand-up comic.

But the final straw? Well, you'll have to watch it to find out (warning: there are some rude words along the way).

Doyle acquits himself wonderfully, saying: "Sometimes you need a bit of theatricality.... Telling jokes is just boring. I think it's much better when you're physically assaulted."

A tip of the hat to you, Mr Doyle - you're a consummate professional.

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  • ...and this.

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  • They also win the Most Imaginative Form Of Signage award, too.

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  • No, readers, we didn't.

  • Again, perfectly normal Royal Mile behaviour.

  • It's 'Wind In The Willows', in case you were wondering.

  • Well, it beats 'Golf Sale'.

  • And THAT'S how you hand out flyers with style.

  • Imaginative marketing for The Boy With Tape On His Face, aimed at giants.

  • What is it? We're afraid we can't tell you. Because it's hidden. Sort of.

  • And no, that 'hidden gem' isn't the castle.

  • The main BBC venue at the Edinburgh Fringe. It is very large, and very blue.

  • Although there is also a pink tent, if you prefer...

  • ...and a table tennis table!

  • Inside the blue venue you saw earlier. We told you it was big.

  • Waiting to see a show at the Voodoo Lounge - possibly the coolest venue entrance. Especially at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

  • Even MacDonald's has got into the Fringe spirit!

  • The best beer mat ever - and a nice Fringe show marketing ploy.

  • Where to find a show at The Pleasance.

  • Show posters - now with added stars.

  • Not the Battersea Power Station, but the Underbelly venue.

  • The Gilded Balloon - pretty in pink (and purple).

  • The Assembly - lit up like a Christmas tree. (Includes mini Christmas trees)

  • Audiences are down - but there are still queues. Very long queues.

  • Need a ride?

  • Every space is covered.

  • No, really.

  • Proof that it doesn't always rain in Edinburgh: sunshine on The Meadows...

  • ...where performers like to chill out.

  • The reviews board at the Underbelly.

  • Has Richard Herring's cock ever been so big?

  • The Pleasance Courtyard - still a festival focal-point...

  • ...and still one of the prettiest venues.

  • Although if you prefer Magners to Foster's, head to the Underbelly.

  • Avalon Comedy's 'street team' of flyers are now, wisely, equipped with umbrellas.

  • Star ratings - more important than show titles...

  • ...and sometimes more important than the entire poster.

  • The giant inflatable cow that IS the Underbelly.

  • We told you it was giant.

  • You saw the Underbelly show - now buy the sweatshirt!

  • Lights! No cameras! Action!

  • Yeah - what ABOUT a Fat Stag Burger?

  • The Pimms man is happy, despite rain affecting sales.

  • The Pleasance courtyard by night.