We’re now approaching the end of Week Two of the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival and Scotland’s biggest traffic jam. My car is staying off the road for the whole of August. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, my alcohol consumption during the Fringe is such that it is best […]
There is no doubt that we live in volatile political times. In these periods of social crisis, the arts have always had an important role to play in helping us to understand the bigger issues. Hence the plethora of comedy shows about Brexit at this year’s Fringe. Here are my top tips for shows that […]
There’s a wealth of comedy talent on show at the Fringe. VLADIMIR MCTAVISH recommends some homegrown acts among the international performers You can always tell it’s the start of the Fringe. Almost overnight, the pavements are crowded, the roads are one continuous traffic jam, the rain starts chucking down, and Edinburgh City Council decides to dig […]
It may be Edinburgh’s Festival but many Glasgow-based acts make a big impression at the Fringe.
Maybe it’s just my age, but the Fringe doesn’t seem to be the same drink-fuelled, twenty-four-hour hedonistic party that it once was. When I first played the festival in the early nineties, it seemed that everybody was drinking until four in the morning at the Gilded Balloon’s legendary Late ‘n’ Live before heading over to […]