fringe diaries

Things have definitely improved since the Olympics finished. But not quite as dramatically as everyone hoped. If the Olympics and Edinburgh were like some kind of patronage divorce - forcing punters to choose between one or the other; then now that the dust has settled, just like in a real divorce, everyone is flat broke.
Our final show of this week was today. We only have one week left to go! I can't believe how fast the time is going.
We got to talk to our daughter Mabel tonight! She's been at Girl Scout camp for 13 days. We were able to email her, but she could not send any emails to us.
Former therapist (and current Huffington Post blogger) Taylor Glenn often feels like the craziest person in the room. But
There are plenty of political comedians out there. And there are plenty of cabaret ones, too. But the fiendishly talented
Geordie giant Luke Benson was named one of the 'Top 10 Comics to Look Out For' in 2011 by London Is Funny. In 2012, he's
It's such a bubble, this Fringe business. Last August we were all up here promoting our own sordid offerings while the riots were raging in London and beyond.
Life almost did begin at 40 for Markus Birdman - because at precisely that age, he had a stroke. That's not very funny, admittedly
I was curious to know what it's like to be a critic at the Fringe. If you watch 10 shows a day how do you stay open minded? Is Twitter and the multi-headed reviewer blog hydra killing the role of the critic, now that everyone's a critic? Why work as a critic in the first place?
Saturday August 11th, 2012 We had a great show this morning. (The Property Known As Garland) The audience loved it, and some
So my friend Mike coins all these phrases and words. He speaks what seems like his own language. Marcotte-isms you could call them. A word he uses to describe anything British, is 'Faversham'. As in "Mansfield Park is totally Faversham".
Comedian Garrett Millerick is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show entitled Sensible Answers To Stupid Questions
When I first found out my stand up show at the Edinburgh Fringe would be at 11:30 PM every night, I'll admit I was a little panicked. First of all, if I wasn't a comedian, I gotta fess up and admit I'd probably head to bed at about 8:00, maybe 8:45 on a kicking evening. So 11:30 sounded like a fake time to me, a time where no one exists in an awake state except comics driving home from gigs, or lorry drivers hauling Tesco sandwiches somewhere. And you know, hookers.
Fliss Russell brings her debut character comedy show to the Edinburgh Fringe this month. And to get us in the mood, she's
WitTank - aka the stars of BBC Three's Live At The Electric - are back with a brand new sketch show at the Edinburgh Fringe
Acclaimed stand-up Chris Ramsey was nominated for the Foster's Comedy Award at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. This year, he's
It's The Three Musketeers - as you've never seen them before! YouTube singing sensations Barbershopera sing us through their
Monday August 6th, 2012 We had a great show this morning. Our show goes up at 11:20 A.M. and we had our largest audience
If you want to see the stand-up stars of the future, head to The Comedy Zone at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. As always, it
It's week two of the Fringe! We survived the 7 ½ hour van ride up here from London (actually two of us came by train - in first class - but we'll let you guess which two), we survived the previews and our first reviewer *cough* 5 Stars *cough* and while it's hardly stopped raining, we've decided to look at the weather through an Instagramed eye.