It’s been a long day today. I got up at a decent time in the morning (you know, like a normal working man), so I could go and see a play called ‘Trying it on‘ at the Traverse theatre across town at 10am.
It’s by, and starring, playwright David Edgar. Here he looks at how he has changed since his radical student days in the 60s, through to today. He also looks at the generation of radicals around him, and how they have developed in that time. Continue reading
So far, the potential mid week slump has yet to materialise. The last two days, Monday and Tuesday, have given me full rooms.
The energy levels have not been the best in comparison with past shows, but they have been pleasant enough to perform. Continue reading
As yesterday had been so busy at the Fringe, I knew that I didn’t have to worry too much today for audience numbers.
I awoke in the new digs after a decent lie in, and enjoyed a shower in my own personal bathroom. Very different to the rest of the Fringe when I was sharing one with up to 11 people at a time. Continue reading
I didn’t manage a diary yesterday because I was too busy packing to move out of my accommodation.
No, I’m not giving up on the Fringe just yet. I have been in a flat share with my chums from ComedySportz, the improv troupe I’m part of. Continue reading
I don’t ask much. I just occasionally want to have expectations I have set of myself to be met. I usually set them low, so that can’t be too much to ask, can it?
So I decided in advance that today would be hard work, with low audience numbers. That’s how yesterday worked out, so I expected the same today. Continue reading
I have had four days in a row of having full rooms, but today the numbers dropped down again.
Whilst the weather was decent enough, you could just feel that the numbers of people around in general were lower than the last few days. Continue reading
The good vibes continued today. Decent weather, lovely show, all going well.
I was slightly worried with it being a Tuesday that numbers may drop off. But the weather was very good again. Like yesterday, generally sunny without being too hot, and a nice breeze. Continue reading
Today the comedy Gods (and the sun) shined on the performers at the Fringe.
The weather held up all day, and was dry with good patches of sun. Even better than that, there was a slightly cool breeze, so our rooms were not as obnoxiously warm as they have been. Continue reading
Today I had another full audience, but unlike yesterday, they knew how to laugh!
I was a bit worried beforehand because it had poured down with rain the entire day. In the end though, I filled the room, so it was all ok. I mean, apart from having to walk around in soaking wet clothes all day. Continue reading
This was the second Saturday of the Fringe. As it’s a Saturday, you would expect it to be busy, and we were not let down.
Getting anywhere was hard work, as you had to work your way through throngs of people. And as is typical of Edinburgh, the weather veered from roasting us alive, to full on thunder storms. Stupid, stupid weather. Continue reading