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

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Edinburgh Fringe
EdinBRA Fringe Comedy

Edinburgh Festival City

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).

WHIPMAN comedy features Lee Ridley (The Lost Voice Guy) BGT FINALIST

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Lee Ridley Finalist!

Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) Finalist, Lee Ridley, The Lost Voice guy will be performing at this year’s WHIPMAN comedy which is held in the marquee, Lower Green, West Linton!

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Britain’s Got Talent (BGT)

Lee, secured his place in Sunday’s Britain’s Got Talent Final and is the favourite to WIN!

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Tickets to see Lee Ridley at WHIPMAN comedy can be obtained in advance from West Linton Pharmacy or Eventbrite .

There may be limited tickets available on the door however buying tickets in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

It’s time for Whipman Comedy

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Whipman 2018

It’s now less than a month till West Linton’s annual local common riding festival, The Whipman. Over The Lyne’s  Comedy Night has quickly become established as one of the highlights of the week. This year promises to be just as exciting.

Gavin Webster

Gavin Webster
Gavin Webster

In the Whipman marquee on the Thursday night (7th June), we have Newcastle’s finest, Gavin Webster. We are also delighted to announce, former BBC Newcomer of the year, Lee Ridley (The Lost voice guy, you also may have seen him on a Britain’s got talent!). Over The Lyne favourite, Bruce Fummey will also be joining the team, previewing some of his new Fringe show material. The night will be hosted by your resident compere Jeannie Jones.

Lee Ridley (The Lost Voice Guy)

See Lee on BGT

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Family Comedy at 4pm

Family Comedy 2016

Family comedy is back in the Marquee at 4pm. So pick up the kids and get along to the Marquee. Tuck shop will be available.

This year we have the amazing Improv comedian Will Naameh, Helen Jenkins and Ross McLellan with a few more surprises.

Tickets

Get your tickets from West Linton Pharmacy, on the door or via Eventbrite tickets on line now.

Support your local festival and support live entertainment, hope to see you there!

Whipman & Lass

Over the Lyne Comedy would to wish Adrian and Fiona Jackson (Whipman and Lass) the very best of luck representing the community over the next year and also a big thank you to outgoing Whipman and Lass, Rob and Becs.

Funny Valentine

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A Dozen Red Roses, Chocolates and a Teddy?

It’s less than a week to go till Valentines Day.

Over The Lyne (OTL) can hear the cynical cries of “who cares it’s all a big marketing ploy”.

Of course it is but it is also a great excuse for having a laugh at all things romantic and sexy (with a few bodily fluids thrown in for good measure).

Shaggers Valentines
Valentine shows 2018

Calling all Valentines Shaggers

Nik Coppin’s comedy show Shaggers is a perennial hit at The Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals. Whether you single or in a relationship it si the perfect alternative Valentines Night.

For comedy fans in Scotland, Shaggers Valentine Show is at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. The headliner is award winning Scott Gibson with support from Anna Devitt, Matt Watson, Rosco McClelland and your host Jeannie Jones.

Tickets

Available from See Tickets

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/shaggers-comedy-valentine-special

Going away for a romantic break with your lover doesn’t always go to plan as these stories of romantic valentine mishaps testify.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/feb/08/valentines-day-funny-romance-travel-trips-oysters-venice

Safer to stay at home and find your nearest Shaggers Valentines Show

@shaggerscomedy

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.

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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