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I’m up August 9-10 and looking to catch some decent shows. Comedy preferably, with a couple of ‘other’ things - burlesque or a decent dance/song act. 

 

Any advice from people who have got a bit more experience of the fringe or have managed to wade through the utter shite that is the Fringe website?

 

In terms of shows, last year we saw Sara Pascoe (meh), Nick Helm (the single worst show I’ve ever seen), Baby Wants Candy (quality), an a Capella group (surprisingly decent) and some show about feminism (rotten). 

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The Frenchman Returns

At last, for once I thought I wouldn't take the lead and was scouring the programme last night, getting nowhere.

 

All I know for sure is that Mrs Frenchman will not go to the Illicit Thrill this year. I just made it home last year with my testicles in tact, not chancing it again.

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thehibsareintheirbeds

In the same boat, will go and see a few of the same comedians we usually do but really enjoy finding something a bit different but can be really hit and miss. Had a a look at a few of those mentioned so far and think the mrs will love that baby wants candy; illicit thrill maybe not so much :clyay:

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frankblack

Last year I saw Mogwai twice at Leith Theatre and that was it.

 

This year I have Madness and Ash booked but not sure they count.  I also have The Cure and Foo Fighters before Madness but thats Glasgow.

 

Might pick a comedy show and go out for a piss up in town but nothing decided.

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hughesie27

Forth on the fringe at playhouse on 9th 10th shows you a range if different acts. 10 or so minutes each. Few big name and few unknowns.

 

Im ging to see Ed Byrne and Abandoman.

 

Would also reccomend Grant Buse if you like musical comedy. He also happens to be a mate from Australia.

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the general

Ed Gamble work in progress 

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Sooperstar
8 hours ago, hughesie27 said:

Forth on the fringe at playhouse on 9th 10th shows you a range if different acts. 10 or so minutes each. Few big name and few unknowns.

 

Im ging to see Ed Byrne and Abandoman.

 

Would also reccomend Grant Buse if you like musical comedy. He also happens to be a mate from Australia.

A mate! I told him you were my brother last year and he didn't have a clue who I was talking about!

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hughesie27
1 hour ago, Sooperstar said:

A mate! I told him you were my brother last year and he didn't have a clue who I was talking about!

He was trying to get rid of you.

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3fingersreid
Posted (edited)

Raymond Mearns at the free fest in the beehive ?? Be brave and sit at the front?

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Bigsmak

Police Cops - They were brilliant last year - 

 

 

The Showhawk Duo  - Could be worth seeing, always entertain on their videos.   

 

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The Frenchman Returns

I know that fellow Jambo's like a freebie, so here's a link to applying for tickets at the BBC at Heriots. Even if the show you see isn't particularly your thing its interesting to see a tv or radio show being made.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/edinburgh_festival_2019

 

I apply for tickets every year and normally get at least 2 shows. So far this year I already have one set of tickets.

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Alan_R

Liverpool comedian Adam Rowe last year. (random punt hadnt heard of him than he was 'up and coming') was decent.

I wasn't busting my guts laughing but he was entertaining and had a few good lines. Been on tv a bit this year so is well used to the circuit.

I'm not claiming he is the funniest guy ever but for £5 its a good deal knowing youre not getting anyone completely ****.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/adam-rowe-pinnacle

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The Frenchman Returns
Posted (edited)

Booked my first 9 shows, all new artists to me except Christine Bovill who has an amazing voice and is bringing a new show to the Fringe. I'll see a fair bit more but will arrange closer to the time.

 

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

 

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

 

Hate 'n' Live

 

Spank!

 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

 

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

 

Rosie Jones: Backward

 

Christine Bovill: Tonight You Belong to Me

 

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Edited by The Frenchman Returns

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jonnothejambo

Whose Line Is It Anyway at the Underbelly. Finishes on August 11th.

 

Two years ago it was excellent and I'm sure it will be this year too.

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Angus Ogg

I saw Vlad McTavish last year and thought he was pretty funny

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Ray Gin
On 06/07/2019 at 21:04, Captain Sausage said:

I’m up August 9-10 and looking to catch some decent shows. Comedy preferably, with a couple of ‘other’ things - burlesque or a decent dance/song act. 

 

Any advice from people who have got a bit more experience of the fringe or have managed to wade through the utter shite that is the Fringe website?

 

In terms of shows, last year we saw Sara Pascoe (meh), Nick Helm (the single worst show I’ve ever seen), Baby Wants Candy (quality), an a Capella group (surprisingly decent) and some show about feminism (rotten). 

 

This was excellent last year for something a little different. 

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/art-of-believing-flamenco

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Restonbabe

I'm going to see Craig ferguson. At the playhouse on the 11th. Very much so looking forward to seeing him again. 

 

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The Frenchman Returns

Got a batch of free BBC show tickets through the random ballot at the weekend 

- Tim Vine

- Sara Cox

- Vic Galloway 

- 4 extra stand up

- Front Row

- Fresh from the Fringe

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the general

The madness starts today lots of cheap preview shows on offer 

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luckyBatistuta

Taking the kids to see John Robertson at the Gilded Balloon

 

 

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SUTOL
On 13/07/2019 at 18:26, Restonbabe said:

I'm going to see Craig ferguson. At the playhouse on the 11th. Very much so looking forward to seeing him again. 

 

 

Not seen him since he was Bing Hitler!

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Ray Gin

Got 4 shows booked:

LA Phil @ Tynecastle

Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll @ Underbelly Circus Hub

Whose Line Is It Anyway @ Underbelly Bristo Square

Daniel Martinez Flamenco Co - Art of Believing @ TheSpace Triplex

 

Will probably try and catch one or two free comedy shows too.

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Helzibob
5 hours ago, Ray Gin said:

 

Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll @ Underbelly Circus Hub

 

 

Taking my dad to see this next week. I’ve taken a few days off work so will book a few things in advance and do others spontaneously on the day. 

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the general

Town is looking good..bars and venues popping up in every neuk and cranny

Obviously no problem with licensing at this time of year

Bung bung

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Romanov Stole My Pension

Does anyone have any spares for the LA Philharmonic at Tynecastle?

 

I didn't apply for the free tickets until it was sold out, but there must be plenty kicking about!

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Ray Gin
Posted (edited)
25 minutes ago, Romanov Stole My Pension said:

Does anyone have any spares for the LA Philharmonic at Tynecastle?

 

I didn't apply for the free tickets until it was sold out, but there must be plenty kicking about!

 

I think I have one spare available for the pitch.

Edited by Ray Gin

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Ribble
On 07/07/2019 at 11:52, frankblack said:

Last year I saw Mogwai twice at Leith Theatre and that was it.

 

This year I have Madness and Ash booked but not sure they count.  I also have The Cure and Foo Fighters before Madness but thats Glasgow.

 

Might pick a comedy show and go out for a piss up in town but nothing decided.

 

One thing I've booked is tickets to see Nick Harper at the Jazz Bar. If you haven't heard of him, he's the son of folk musician Roy Harper and while his dad was touring he was taught to play guitar by one of his dad's mates.... Jimmy Page! 

 

This tour is tribute to his dad's old flat in Soho where a young Nick would see the like's of Paul Simon pitching up for a jam session

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Sooperstar
4 hours ago, Romanov Stole My Pension said:

Does anyone have any spares for the LA Philharmonic at Tynecastle?

 

I didn't apply for the free tickets until it was sold out, but there must be plenty kicking about!

I have 4 spares. PM me your email address and I will send them over.

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frankblack
4 hours ago, Ribble said:

 

One thing I've booked is tickets to see Nick Harper at the Jazz Bar. If you haven't heard of him, he's the son of folk musician Roy Harper and while his dad was touring he was taught to play guitar by one of his dad's mates.... Jimmy Page! 

 

This tour is tribute to his dad's old flat in Soho where a young Nick would see the like's of Paul Simon pitching up for a jam session

 

Not bad.  I am a big Zeppelin fan.  I know they did a Hats Off to Roy Harper song.

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3fingersreid

Arthur Smith , decent

 

Al Murray , hilarious , well worth the money , but by **** the tent was hot 🤯🤯

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The Frenchman Returns

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

OK I knew she drank from the furry cup but her whole show was one for ladies who like ladies. Majority of jokes were over my head, some of the females in the audience thought she was very funny.

 

Wish I had gone to Tynecastle

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All roads lead to Gorgie

I went to see Milton Jones at the Assembly Hall today and he was really good. Corny jokes but hilarious. Just like he is on Mock the Week, a bit bonkers. 

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Angus Ogg

Mrs Ogg and I saw Film Reads it’s honestly hilarious, the group re write movies, tonight was Jurassic Park. Well worth £6.50 a ticket

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Rupert Pupkin
Posted (edited)
On 13/07/2019 at 13:58, jonnothejambo said:

Whose Line Is It Anyway at the Underbelly. Finishes on August 11th.

 

Two years ago it was excellent and I'm sure it will be this year too.

We saw it a couple of years ago also, was absolutely brilliant, plus Clive Anderson and Tony Slattery decided to stay drinking with us at the bar till they had to toss us all out.. 😂😂

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jonnothejambo
11 minutes ago, Rupert Pupkin said:

We saw it a couple of years ago also, was absolutely brilliant, plus Clive Anderson and Tony Slattery decided to stay drinking with us at the bar till they had to toss us all out.. 😂😂

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Ray Gin
4 hours ago, Rupert Pupkin said:

We saw it a couple of years ago also, was absolutely brilliant, plus Clive Anderson and Tony Slattery decided to stay drinking with us at the bar till they had to toss us all out.. 😂😂

 

I saw Tony Slattery at a random improv show last year. The years have not been kind. He was hammered, and looked every bit like a man who once had a 2 litres of vodka and 10 grams of coke a day habit.

 

Hope he sorts himself out, I see he's now completely broke and had a crowdfund thing for his show this year.

 

 

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Sooperstar
1 hour ago, Ray Gin said:

 

I saw Tony Slattery at a random improv show last year. The years have not been kind. He was hammered, and looked every bit like a man who once had a 2 litres of vodka and 10 grams of coke a day habit.

 

Hope he sorts himself out, I see he's now completely broke and had a crowdfund thing for his show this year.

 

 

Read this piece on him earlier this year. Very good.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/29/tony-slattery-had-very-happy-time-went-slightly-barmy

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Rupert Pupkin
1 hour ago, Ray Gin said:

 

I saw Tony Slattery at a random improv show last year. The years have not been kind. He was hammered, and looked every bit like a man who once had a 2 litres of vodka and 10 grams of coke a day habit.

 

Hope he sorts himself out, I see he's now completely broke and had a crowdfund thing for his show this year.

 

 

Yeah he didn’t look the best, but he did open up to us, and was brutally honest about his problems, he was also in top form and was very funny as was Clive. Couldn’t have asked for a better few hours after the show. 

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The Frenchman Returns

Last night took in three shows

 

Jen Brister – Under Privilege - a female comic from Brighton, talking about her sons. Good show.

 

Hate 'n' Live - politically incorrect impro show, put suggestions in the bucket of things you hate, unfortunately Hibs were not drawn. Another good late night show.

 

Spank! - very late night 3 hour stand up, starting at 2355. Decent mix of acts, some we liked and some we didn't. Sort of Britain's got talent standard. I was pretty wrecked by this point so maybe a tad unfair.

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jonnothejambo
21 hours ago, Ray Gin said:

 

I saw Tony Slattery at a random improv show last year. The years have not been kind. He was hammered, and looked every bit like a man who once had a 2 litres of vodka and 10 grams of coke a day habit.

 

Hope he sorts himself out, I see he's now completely broke and had a crowdfund thing for his show this year.

 

 

 

He has been through some tough times. 

 

The only time he seems happy and content is when he is performing. 

 

So sad to see.

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jonnothejambo
20 hours ago, Rupert Pupkin said:

Yeah he didn’t look the best, but he did open up to us, and was brutally honest about his problems, he was also in top form and was very funny as was Clive. Couldn’t have asked for a better few hours after the show. 

 

That must have been an experience and a half, Rupert. 

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bn jambo

A couple for folks with young kids, Shark in the park at assembly,  kids between 3 and 8 will like it, a few jokes for the parents thrown in above the kids heads, you WILL leave with an annoying song stuck in your head !!!

 

Science magic at the three sisters, part of the free festival, for kids probably 3- 12 , Irish boy making science fun for kids, adults will enjoy too, get there early as with most free fest kids shows, the seats go fast.

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dryJTlaw

Was at the Cirque Berserk last night wi the kids, loved it.

Going to see Mark Nelson on Friday then Craig Hill an Jimeoin on the 24th

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the general

Was at Craig Hill last week .. nothing particularly new but he is good at what he does

Wish he would actually sing more

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Steve_Jersey_HMFC

Stephen Buchanan is very good, on at the Cellar @ Pleasance. Think it was only £10/15 as well.

 

The Voldemort and Thrones parody musicals are great as well.

 

Trainspotting live is an experience.

 

War of Two Halves is a must; see separate thread(s) on it.

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luckyBatistuta

Atomic Saloon...George Square

 

I haven’t been to this, but my sister in law says it is the funniest thing she’s ever seen. It is an adult circus comedy🤷🏼‍♂️

 

Anybody else been to see this?

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inspector

Just back from watching the Showhawk Duo at Stramash. Went on Bigsmak's recommendation and the video he posted. They were F...ING BRILLIANT. Loved every minute. Place was bouncing

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Pans Jambo
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Was out for a few pints on Monday night just soaking up the atmosphere. Went into Frankensteins & caught half a show about David Bowie. A bloke talking & singing with another playing keyboards. Was interesting enough but the guy was a Wank. Type of bloke you would avoid a someones house party. Anyway, next act was the guy who does the voices that was in the final of BGT. Wasnt too bad. (Danny Posthill) Had a wee chuckle (although maybe that was 5 beers kicking in). I was chatting to a bloke sitting next to me for 5 minutes when I realised it was Bobby Davro from back in the day. Gid lad even bought me a pint. 

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H2

Saw a few duff shows today, but one really funny one, the only one i'd go see again Nigel Ng, Bunker2 at the Pleasance. 

 

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