|Fringe 2012 Day 12 (I Think)|
It's chaos. Well that's my excuse for no blog. I've tried to do it with no laptop. Indeed I made two attempts at the weekend at an internet cafe in Leith amongst the Africans who run the place trying to chuck out the low life cheeky little teenage tramp with the Hibs away top on that was looking after her I presume little brothers that were kicking a football against one of the booths. That wasn't the reason for no blog, it just wouldn't let me publish it for some weird reason. I had been flying off to Glasgow, Ballater and Aberdeen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively so time was a little at a premium anyway.
So on this weekend of the closing of the Olympics, it appears that Edinburgh has come alive somewhat. Friday was my day of all of a sudden getting a few tickets shifted in large amounts, then Saturday sold out and yesterday was definitely more than three fifths full, more of the same please?!!
Another great moment of pleasure was Chortly man deciding that he wanted to come down on Friday and me telling the press officer that he was as welcome as a union jack in Celtic's old jungle area of Parkhead. The great thing was that the former Daily Mail man had decided that he was going to have a 'Stand Day' and see two other shows in York Place but as far as I'm aware the other two people that were 'selected' for review told him to fuck off as well. Ha ha, enjoy going somewhere else Mr. Laptop!
Dave Longley the act on before me at Stand 2 actually interviews reviewers before they go in, asks them what comedy they like, what their favourite film was and generally gets a handle on their knowledge of comedy and art and culture and if they sound like they are fannies that have no knowledge of the art form they are about to poison pen, they're not allowed in. Genius Dave, I don't use that word lightly but genius stuff, it might just blaze a trail.
By the way Ballater was one word 'deliverance', have a look where it is on the map and you'll see why I said that. Aberdeen was kind of playable, there was a few mouthy fuckers from Peterhead at the front but they left before I went on so I benefited. Last night after a warp factor ten drive from my show to the toon, Assembly was perversely the best Assembly I think I've ever done. Not many in but they were all marvellous, roll on the end of the fringe when I can work on that bastard full time.
Still got a broken elbow which is painful as fuck, however I'm still here and there's a few pre sales this week. On Saturday David Mitchell off Mitchell and Webb and stuff was in. He was with his wife who is Alan Coren's daughter I think. Apologies if I've got that wrong David's wife. Anyway maybe he's a big Hicks fan but he seemed to smile in the right places, good on you mate. I've done a couple of pilots with him a few years ago but I don't blame him for not remembering. Loads of people seemed to mention it. It seemed a big deal to them. To be fair I've always like David and this blog lets him off being on that 10 o clock abortion on Channel 4 because Mitchell and Webb is very funny at times and Peep Show was a great bit of work.
Right I'm trying to get a six a side team together tonight so I must dash. It's my night off so here I am on Tyneside recharging the batteries. Speak tomorrow.
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written by David Macbeth , August 13, 2012
I've still got my goalie gloves Gav. Do you still have my number?
written by david mcbeth , August 17, 2012
Is that the best you have to offer ub40 journo?