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What to see at Edinburgh Fringe when you are on a budget?

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The Edinburgh Fringe festival starts on Thursday 2nd August and runs every day till the 26th of August. It is the biggest arts festival in the world and runs alongside the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Fringe Comedy

There are 1339 comedy shows listed on the Edinburgh Fringe Website. So where to start? Maybe you’ve done extensive research and have a list of your favourite comedians you want to see and you’ve already bought your tickets. If so, then well done you! You can smugly sit back and watch everyone else cluelessly wandering around with no idea who is worth seeing.

Clueless and on a budget

If you are arriving at Edinburgh Fringe clueless and on a tight budget then here’s a few tips! Look for free entry shows like The Free Festival

These are “bucket shows” in which the performer asks for a contribution at the end. If you  have enjoyed the show then you something into the bucket. Ticketed shows can be £10 to £30 depending on the comedian.  There are many brilliant comedians performing in the Free Fringe so if enjoyed it and can afford to then stick a £5 in the bucket. However if you really can’t afford it then tell the performer how much you enjoyed the show.

If you are short of time and don’t know which performer to see then Compilation shows like Over The Lyne’s “EdinBRA Fringe Comedy” are ideal.

EdinBRA is a resolving line up of female comedians. So a great chance to see 4 different comedians in one hour. There are many other great compilation shows in the Free Festival for example  Shaggers, 4 comedians doing sex and relationship material or Pick of the Fringe . 

For the kids Huggers, comedians doing bits from their children’s shows (sometimes featuring Over The Lyne’s own Dr Jones Funny Bones).

Money saving tips

Eating out is expensive so why not grab a sandwich and sit outside enjoying the buskers and views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Save on buses and taxis and get your walking shoes on. The city centre of Edinburgh is relatively small and it is easy to get about on foot (if a little hilly in places!).

Above all enjoy yourself there is no where in the world as exciting as Edinburgh in August (in Over The Lyne’s humble opinion).

Stu Who? Headlines next Carrickvale gig

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Our last Carrickvale gig was SOLD OUT! So get in quick for tickets for this show with the awesome Stu WHO? He is supported by rising star Gareth Waugh with your resident OTL host Jeannie Jones.

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Like Father Like Son

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Scott Gibson, our headline act from the Whipman marquee comedy gig is BACK! With the follow up show to his Edinburgh Fringe Best New Comer 2016 show “Life After Death”.

Get along to see Scott Gibson at West Linton Bowling Club on the 3rd of December before he heads off touring around the world. Scott genuinely makes OTL’s face ache with laughter! Hope to see a great crowd for this one!

To get your tickets online check on the link below or soon will be available from West Linton Pharmacy (Shop locally)

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/over-the-lyne-comedy-15379167834

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Free stand up shows from Edinburgh Fringe on Audible

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Audible have made 12 stand up shows from this years Edinburgh Fringe available free!

That’s OTL’s weekend sorted.

Carrickvale 30th September gallery

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Thanks to everyone who came along to Carrickvale on Saturday. Great sold out gig! Hope to see you all back for our next Carrickvale night on 29th November 2017! Special thanks to our fabulous headliner Vladimir McTavish, Cal Halbert, Ronnie Black and Wis Jantarnasorn. Your MC was Jeannie Jones and the man behind the scenes was Carrickvale’s own John Pow (great superhero name!).

Cal Halbert, Carrickvale 30th September

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OTL favourite Cal Halbert, one half of Britain’s Got Talent “The Mimic Men”, is joining us on Saturday night. If you haven’t seen him before then here is a wee clip that went viral of him as Mrs Doubtfire.

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Carrickvale golf course, 30th September with headliner Vladimir McTavish

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OTL are excited to have Vladimir McTavish headlining our Saturday gig. If you aren’t familiar with Mr McTavish’s work then check out this little clip of him from the Stand comedy club.

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Not sure how to get to Carrickvale golf course for the next OTL gig?

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Our next OTL gig is at Carrickvale golf club on the 30th of September. A location map is included below. It is on the tram line, get off at Balgreen station! Hope to see a full house.
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Carrick Vale golf club is right beside Carrick Knowe golf club! 
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Carrickvale Golf Club
29 Glendevon Park, Edinburgh EH12 5UZ