This cycle of hit and miss previews in the final fortnight before the Fringe can drain you of any confidence in your show one night and then fully restore it the next. Almost daily rewrites of jokes or structure of the show take place and in our case, countless shopping trips to buy "essential" props or costumes that we convince ourselves will make a sketch funnier. I've spent more time in Primark in the last two weeks than I'd wish upon anyone over a lifetime.
Twitter is a goldmine for newspapers, and websites like this one, that have a humour space to fill with topical material. And it's not all the preserve of the professionals anymore. Twitter has become the great leveller, bridging the gap for the wannabes like me and providing a more intimate relationship for the professionals with their fans.
So what makes a video go viral? And what are sketch makers doing to compete? Benton the dog, the Britney fan who screams 'leave her alone!' the Jedi Kid - is the trick for sketch producers' success on Youtube to scour the 'most watched' clips, to be ready to pounce on the next clip with the potential to spread like a middle age midriff?