Entries by John Fleming from 01/2012

Do Edinburgh Fringe Performers Need to Suck-Up to Reviewers?

| Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Comedy

A lot of performers at the Edinburgh Fringe are there simply to get publicity, not to get big audiences. Getting bums-on-seats is a secondary, though ...

The Edinburgh Fringe? - "It Is Called Show Business - Not Show Charity"

| Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy

In a recent Huffington Post piece, I wrote about two types of show at the Edinburgh Fringe. In normal 'paid' shows, the audience pays for its ticket...

How Comedian Janey Godley Conned Gordon Brown

| Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Comedy

For 14 years, comedian Janey Godley ran a bar in the Calton area of Glasgow's East End. These were the Trainspotting years and, at the time, the Cal...

Answers to Seven Common Questions Asked by Innocent First-Time Performers at the Edinburgh Fringe

| Posted 01.27.2012 | UK Comedy

The Edinburgh Fringe has been described as being like standing in a cold shower tearing up £20 notes. Now is the time when potential participants are asking themselves Should I really take a show up there in August? So, in a spirit of altruism and pomposity, I thought I'd give my personal opinion on Seven Things You Need to Know about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe...