Ian Fox – Cockgate

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011. The most talked about event of Fringe 2011 is cockgate. Kunt and the Gang‘s £10 worth of stickers has seen him threatened by comedians, alleged talk of legal action and workers from Edinburgh Council telling him they spent all last week pulling off over a hundred c*cks. You can read the…

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…