Edinburgh Festival.

This past week, I had the pleasure of being up in Edinburgh to enjoy some of the fantastic things to offer at the world famous festival. The atmosphere was terific, the hotel (York Place) was superb, and the company was excellent. I managed to see all of the shows I wanted to see, and still found the time to help out a few friends by spreading the word and flyering. It was the first time I’ve had the pleasure of going, and I’ll certainly be going back. In the meantime, here are some shows that I’d recommend if you’re heading that way this month.

Chris Ramsey is back at the Fringe for 3 nights only, and it’s the final 3 nights of his Feeling Lucky tour. It’s an absolutely brilliant show, so catch it whilst you can! Tickets are available here: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/chris-ramsey-feeling-lucky

Chris Ramsey board

Daniel Sloss is back with a brand new show after a massively successful past year. The new show is slick, charismatic, and absolutely hilarious. It’s an hour of fantastic observational comedy that anyone can enjoy, so go and do just that! https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/daniel-sloss-stand-up

Daniel Sloss poster

Another terrific hour of comedy comes from the superb Carl Hutchinson. Off-stage Carl is a polite, well mannered guy who keeps himself to himself. On-stage, Carl is unafraid. Quite often he just can’t help himself when reacting to annoying people or difficult situations. Last year, he decided he wanted to see what life would be like living like his on-stage persona. This newly liberated Carl let loose and found himself getting into a variety of confrontations. It’s a great show, so get your tickets now! https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/carl-hutchinson-all-the-rage

Carl Hutchinson poster

Everybody loves Yara Greyjoy in Game Of Thrones. Gemma Whelan is one of the nicest people I know. Her solo show at the festival this year comes in the form of Chastity Butterworth and the Spanish Hamster: a wild and witty, brilliantly performed variety show with jokes, philosophy and fresh fruit prizes! There’s plenty of excellent audience participation, and some of the best jokes you’ll hear at all year. Get yourself to the Assembly Roxy and enjoy this gem. https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/chastity-butterworth-the-spanish-hamster

Chastity Butterworth poster

The final show that I’d highly recommend is Rhys James Prepares, part of the free festival. Rhys will tell some intelligent jokes, do some entertaining poems and then leave. It’s a fantastic 45 minutes of stand-up, that’ll have you in stitches (and possibly offending your work colleagues a few days later). To round all of that off, Rhys is also a top bloke, so if you’re heading to the festival then you need to get yourself down to the Three Sisters at 5.25pm and laugh yourself silly. https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/rhys-james-prepares-free-festival

Rhys James Poster

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the festival!