A day at the Fringe

Last Saturday we headed to Edinburgh for some Fringe frolics, with only a vague plan but no real expectations of what we might see, so as we walked towards the Gilded Balloon we accepted a few flyers and made some quick decisions! First up was a musical comedian from Boston, Katie Goodman. She got things off to a great start with some lovely little songs and raps. Funny, crude and provocative, she certainly doesn’t mince her words; She thinks that some men are probably Gay, there are some things she doesn’t remember, she didn’t fuck it up and is a big advocate of Unfuck It Up. Next up, and the highlight of the day for me, the Wellington International Ukelele …

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Excerpts from the Fringe 2005

No, I’ve not been near Edinburgh – if you are looking for some inside info check Alan, or Richard or pick an Edinburgh blog – but received the following in an email which made me laugh: “I realised I was dyslexic when I went to a toga party dressed as a goat.” Marcus Brigstocke at the Assembly Rooms. “Cats have nine lives. Which makes them ideal for experimentation.” Jimmy Carr. “The right to bear arms is slightly less ludicrous than the right to arm bears.” Chris Addison at the Pleasance. “My dad is Irish and my mum is Iranian, which meant that we spent most of our family holidays in Customs.” Patrick Monahan at the Gilded Balloon. “The dodo died. …

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