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…

John Fleming’s Answers to 9 Fringe Questions

At the beginning of the year I fully intended to do an interview with John Fleming and then I never got round to it. This week a blog post appeared on his site “So it Goes” of 9 Helpful Answers to fringe first timers questions. It’s pretty good advice from someone who has a lot of experience…

Gill Smith – Top Tip Number 1

There are always a million little things to do when you plan a solo show, and I’m sure I’ll go into plenty of them at great length here over the coming months, but one of the first brings a smile to my face regularly from then onwards. I’d recommend it. After checking the title of…

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…