August 2012

Chipping Off Little Pieces of My Soul (Ed Fringe Diary – Wed, Aug 15)


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I really hate it when people hand me stuff on the street. For the last two weeks, for at least three hours each day, I’ve been handing people stuff on the street. The fake smile, pretend enthusiasm, poor attempt to cover the desperation in my eyes, looking for an in with people you know have Read More

Fringe versus Olympics. What’s the difference?


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So I’ve nearly finished my month long run at the Edinburgh Fringe, via London where one particular event hogged all the media attention. The Olympics, don’t know if you’ve heard of it? After experiencing both, I’ve noticed some subtle differences. The Olympics opening ceremony was globally acknowledged as a creative, visual and musical success on Read More

Don’t Punch Reviewers in the Face. The Edinburgh Fringe Has Begun! (Diary Entry 4 – August 8)


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Don’t punch reviewers in the face. That’s the official word from the press office after the Edinburgh Fringe officially started on Saturday, August 3rd. The Edinburgh Fringe is an open access festival, however there are several large companies that run venues and put together their own programs of events within the festival. I’m with C Read More

Edinburgh Fringe Diary – Who Does A Gig During the Opening Ceremony? This Idiot. (Entry Three, Monday July 30)


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Right now I’m in London, doing a few gigs before Edinburgh starts on Thursday, August 3rd. So far I’ve sold a total of 40 tickets, across 25 dates. That’s nearly two people per show. Wow! It’s okay, I’m used to the small crowds, I’m a North Melbourne supporter. Go the mighty Roos. Please, hold your Read More

The Edinburgh Virgin – Fringe Diary (Entry Two – Monday July 23)


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  The Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs from August 3-27. So all I need to do is turn up, do my shows and leave. When I’m not sleeping off a hangover, probably use my spare time to check out some castles, attempt to digest some haggis and have a look for the Loch Ness Monster. Not Read More

The Edinburgh Virgin – Diary of My First Time at the Fringe (Entry One – Early July 2012)


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After giving up an Engineering career, and then journalism, I decided to try the one thing I’d always wanted to. Comedy. Mum said, ‘It’s wonderful that you’re following your dreams.’ Dad said, ‘Why didn’t you work this out years ago? Instead of paying for an education, I could’ve taken your mother to Europe.’ My girlfriend Read More