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BOB’S BOOKSHOP Bob’s Bookshop was a pop-up venue that appeared in an empty shop unit at the 2013 Fringe. The retail business previously in there closed down at the end of June and Bob Slayer was able to rent the premises for one month and use it as a venue – much to the annoyance…

There used to be a venue here

Ian Fox – 2011 round up

@theianfox thinking of going up next fringe Ian & just read your blog. Great read, looking forward 2 your view on this years fringe.— Peter McCole (@PeterMcCole) August 28, 2011 I spotted this on twitter a few days ago before and thought I’d spend some time putting my thoughts about this years fringe when I…

Ashley Frieze- Full Mental Jacket

I can’t help it. I like nutters. This is somewhat handy, since I attract them. I don’t know why, but the disenfranchised see something in me that they can relate to. I am approachable to the veritably bonkers. Just over 4 years ago (almost to the day), I had quite an odd encounter with a…

2011 Free Festival Programme

Ian Fox – 2011 Artwork

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Chester waiting for the rain to pass off so as I can do some street photography. Cheshire features in my show Ian Fox Exposes Himself because that’s where I’m from. While I wait this is the artwork I’ve done so far for the 2011…

Best Fringe Comedy Posters Edinburgh 2009

If you’re designing posters for the fringe it’s important that you create the right feel for a fringe show and comedy. Following on from the popularity of the compilation of posters from the 2010 programme, these posters are my favourite ones from the 2009 fringe. (Again I’ve not included posters that I’ve designed or posters by people…

Best Fringe Comedy Posters Edinburgh 2010

If you’re designing posters for the fringe it’s important that you create the right feel for a fringe show and comedy. These posters are my favourite ones from the 2010 fringe. (I’ve not included posters that I’ve designed or posters by people I know well, so don’t be offended if yours isn’t here) Not really…

Create a comedy showcase.

One of the reasons people choose to go to the fringe is to network with other acts and agents. Every year before the fringe starts I’ve received emails and phone calls from agents and acts looking for a spot in my show “The Great Big Comedy Picnic” even though we don’t have guests spots. When…