2014 version now available

From 17th October an updated version of ‘How to Produce, Perform and Write an Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Show’ is available. The paperback version is available here and kindle version here. As promised in the book the new text is available to all those that have bought a previous version on this site. What is different…

Case studies: Thinking out of the box

Case study: Chris Dangerfield To promote his show ‘Sex Tourist’ at the 2012 Fringe, Chris negotiated a sponsorship deal with one of the local escort agencies. Allegedly anyone with a flyer for Chris’ show got a 10% discount on the agency’s price list. Case study: Lewis Schaffer (again) At the 2013 Fringe Richard Herring decided…

2013 stories

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…

2003 TO 2013

It seemed appropriate at this point to write some observations about how the Fringe has changed between 2003 and 2013. In some ways it’s hardly changed at all; it’s still overwhelming on the senses, it’s always felt like there were too many shows on, bullshit from industry types was always rife and the atmosphere is…

John Fleming Interview

Who exactly is John Fleming? I know he organises the Malcolm Hardee awards at the Edinburgh Fringe, I know he put together a collection of short stories written by comedians called ‘Sit-Down Comedy’ and I know he does a blog everyday that’s features some great stories, such as, the time he worked with Steve Martin…