Submitted by johnw on 16 August 2013 - 11:23am
15th August 2013
We're up here for the second time and I'll try to do some potted reviews of most of what we see. We're not planning to see anything that's not comedy but that may change. First up is Richard Herring's Podcast (RHEFP to me because I'm a kool kid!) at the Stand One. The guests were Paul Foot and Sean Hughes who were very funny once they got going but this show does very much rely on the quality of the guests but the audience is mainly in on the joke. Next up at the Pleasance Courtyard was Jigsaw. I enjoyed it a lot. Very fast paced with some very funny bits, I'd see them again but my wife was very disappointed. Our day ended at the final show of Josh Widdecombe's run. I quite like him on panel shows but didn't have any great expectations but he was very funny and the interaction with the audience was the (even more unexpected) highlight. Go and see him if he comes to your town.
Stand One - Geeks and nerds as expected Pleasance Courtyard (upstairs) The sort of mixture you'd get at a Radio 4 comedy recording. George square Theatre - Very mainstream audience. Much higher average age.
Food & drink:
This is the Edinburgh Festival, it's hard to go hungry although the Stand is (relatively) a bit out of the way of food vendors. Beer etc is in plentiful supply also.
It made me think:
I'm looking forward to the next few days.