Ashley Frieze – The Run In

Last blog post before going to Edinburgh, so here’s one last bit of advice. I got this advice from working with the owner of this blog site – Mr Ian Fox. Since I joined The Great Big Comedy Picnic in 2005, there’s always been a “run in CD”. This is a single mix of music…

Ashley Frieze – Everyone’s a Critic

It’s true. You get to Edinburgh thinking you’re a perfectly normal, rational, non-insecure individual, and then all of a sudden there’s a frenzy of reviews and you end up in the corner of a room beating yourself up over something someone said/wrote/felt. Surely it shouldn’t matter? With comedy, of course, the most important reaction is…

Ashley Frieze – This Is Not A Drill

So this is the point in the festival when it would be one week to Fringe Sunday, except it isn’t because there isn’t a Fringe Sunday, or something like that. The point is that we’re now in action stations people. This is not a drill. The Festival is underway. I’m still writing from the vantage…

Ashley Frieze – Look After Yourself

Warning. If you’re doing the Fringe as either a watching person or a doing person (my new terms for it), you’re going to be putting a lot of effort in, and it’s quite demanding on your body. If you don’t look after yourself and deal with your creature comforts, you run the risk of it…

Ashley Frieze – Flyer Me To The Moon

After my piece on flyering, I thought I’d share some flyering stories – where it all went differently to the rosy picture I painted. Here are three simple sorry tales. So I’m stalking this woman… except, I’m not. I’d been trying to give out my last flyer of the day before going to the venue…