So Edinburgh Fringe is over for another year. As usual I only got to see a fraction of the acts I wanted to see, mainly cause I was gigging myself, however I did get to see some fantastic acts like Jenny Collier, Matt Price, Mandy Knight, Jay Handley, Tony Cowards, Jo D’Arcy, Jellybean Martinez, Donal Vaughan, Luca Capani and Russell Hicks. I made some great contacts and hope to bring some of the best Edinburgh Fringe acts to Over The Lyne gigs in the next year.
As well as hosting “Shaggers” at Espionage, Victoria Street, I previewed my new children’s comedy act “Dr Jones Funny Bones” at “Huggers” in the Free Sisters, Cowgate. I hope to have turned that into a fully fledged 50 minute show for Glasgow Comedy Festival in March 2018.
It was great to see the Scottish acts selling out shows and doing well.
So it’s back to normal now on the Scottish circuit and what have I learned? Well, I think I’ve learned that I can hold my head up with many of the comedians on the circuit especially as a resident MC. I’ve also learned that for stand up comedy to thrive we need well organised gigs run by independent comedy companies like Over The Lyne that can bring comedy to local communities. Nothing beats the experience of live Stand up comedy.
Can’t wait for next years Edinburgh Fringe!