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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).

Larry Dean will be a Christmas Cracker!

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Over The Lyne comedy is absolutely delighted to have pulled a Christmas Cracker! We have the hilarious Larry Dean coming to OTL at the Bowling Club on the 29th December fresh from his awesome debut appearance on LIVE AT THE APOLLO!

Get tickets before they sell out! Tickets are available from WEST LINTON PHARMACY or Overthelyne.com

Laugh off the turkey or get tickets as a great Christmas present for the comedy fans in your house!

Jeannie will be your host with some awesome support acts!

Merry Christmas!

Opening night Over The Lyne at The County Inn, Peebles

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Fun opening first gig at the County Inn in Peebles, thanks to Nick and the team at the County and everyone who came along, hopefully we can build on this first night and grow a loyal audience. The next night is the 27th of December with headliner Vladimir McTavish and Over The Lyne favourite Nik Coppin.

Here are a few photos courtesy of Matt Watson.

 

 

Christmas Special with Larry Dean

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OTL are delighted to announce Larry Dean as the headline act for our Christmas Special on the 29th December at West Linton Bowling club.

Looking for a perfect Christmas present for the difficult to buy for comedy loving family member (over 18yo)? Entertaining family between Christmas and New Year but can’t be bothered trailing into Edinburgh? Look no further! Get them tickets to Christmas Comedy at the bowling club with the awesome Larry Dean!

THIS WILL SELL OUT SO GET IN EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah

 Get your tickets from West Linton Pharmacy, Eventbrite or directly by contacting Jeannie via Overthelyne@gmail.com
OTL will also be selling tickets at West Linton Market.

New monthly Over The Lyne Peebles gig

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Over The Lyne are excited to announce a new monthly gig in Peebles in the newly refurbished upstairs bar and function room in the The County Inn, High street, Peebles.

Overthelyne Comedy at The County Inn

On the 6th of December our headliner is Ray Bradshaw.

Since starting stand up in late 2008, Ray Bradshaw has gone on to be one of the brightest and most exciting acts on the UK Comedy circuit, having performed sell out solo festival shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide, and Melbourne.
In the past year alone, Ray has performed at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Singapore Fringe and Kuala Lumpur Comedy Carnival to name but a few as well as getting rave reviews for his shoe ‘Deaf Comedy Fam’ at the Edinburgh fringe.
A double Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Ray has numerous radio credits under his belt with BBC Scotland and Radio 4, as well as recently being the tour support for Ardal O’Hanlon And Frankie Boyle.
Has a clear comedy gift’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News).
 ‘Bradshaw is raucously funny’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Tickets are £5 and available from the bar at the County Inn

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We need to talk about Louis

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As fall from grace go, Louis CK’s has been one of the most spectacular. To anyone in the comedy community, the stories about Louis CK’s predilections for masturbating in front of fellow women comedians was well known. The accusations and admission from Louis,  has come at what feels like a turning point for women who have previously put up with varying degrees of harassment in male dominated entertainment industries. OTL has not personally been the victim of sexual harassment (probably as OTL is middle aged) however OTL has certainly been patronised, insulted and intimidated by both male and female acts in comedy but not sure that’s so different to anyone in any job.

What does make comedy unique is the “workplace”. How many workplaces are workers openly allowed to drink alcohol? Travel to work (comedy car share) is routine comedians bitching about their job, co-workers, employers and audience. The line between jokes and reality become very blurred. It’s not a very “normal” work environment.

OTL is also hardly surprised that the damaged people that do stand up and make people laugh also can have problems with treating others well and with respect.

OTL also would like women in comedy to be empowered enough to handle creeps on and off stage cause lets face all these revelations aren’t suddenly going to stop all the dysfunctional insecure creeps in the world. .

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Nik Coppin Halloween Harvey

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Nik Coppin is our globetrotting headliner for Saturday night 4th November at Peebles Rugby Club. The start time has been delayed to 8:30pm to allow folks to attend the actual fireworks before then getting along in time for the comedy fireworks.

Hope to see you there!

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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Probably doesn’t need an introduction! It’s Raymond Mearns

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Delighted to have man of many talents, Raymond Mearns, headlining our Nov 17th OTL gig at West Linton golf club. With a list of credits and talents as long as OTL’s arm, get ready for a night of laughter therapy with the brilliant Mr Mearns and support acts along with your regular host Jeannie and a lovely light supper from Mark. Get your tickets booked up either directly with West Linton golf club or you can reserve them via Overthelyne@gmail.com

Check out the clip beyond of Raymond Mearns at The Stand comedy club.

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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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