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…

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…

Best Posters from the 2010 Free Festival Comedy shows

My selection of the best five Free Festival posters from 2010.   Bold, eye-catching and unreservedly smutty. Nice touches include the spunky cock and Jade Goody’s bald head in an egg cup. Great use of colour. Shows that you don’t have to use photography. Designed by Kev  F Sutherland Sex definitely sells but the “carry…

How to Promote a Fringe show – part 2

Whilst trying to get feedback from audience members I received two really helpful emails from different sources offering their thoughts. Firstly Liz Macintosh from Festival Previews offered her thoughts on the subject of promoting a fringe show. “For me, as an ordinary person who has attended the Fringe in Edinburgh for the past 30 years…

Audience members feedback

For the past month I’ve advertised on various forums to get feedback from audience members about what has attracted them to specific shows and what has put them off seeing a show. I’ve assembled the comments so far into one article and as more feedback comes in I’ll add it to the article. The comments…

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…