So yeah Edinburgh Fringe is basically the best thing ever right?
Here’s my edited highlights;
- Chatting in made up sign language
- Heath McIvor standing in the pouring rain for 10 minutes to cheer up my flyering day. Everyone said he was lovely; he is definitely lovely.
- While typing this I just remembered telling someone how amazing Heath was then turning round to find Sammy J.
- Flyering Matt Forde and having a daft chat on Twitter.
- Being recognized from Twitter by Stuart Goldsmith.
- Being recognized from Twitter is a thing now, five people after that did so. How is this a thing? I still don’t get it.
- Ben Pappy’s dancing.
- Having a two hour conversation with one of my favourite comedians - this could only happen in Ed. Everyone consequently taking the piss, asking when I’m visiting him etc? - check!
- Getting in to see The Unbelievable Truth recording, thanks Lloyd!
- Learning comedians keep track of how many times you see them in a month as well as the other way around. “You can have a sweet, you’ve seen me three times this month”.
- Free pizza from Dylan Moran.
- Jarred Christmas buying me a Fanta, honestly it was much needed at the time.
- It took me all month to speak to Michael Legge. I said hi and ran off afterwards.
- Thom Tuck is the best. Straight to DVD, a year late but amazing. Flips out was good too. Plus you know his face. Definitely guilty of babbling at him for five minutes after #stDVD.
- Tommy Little is now one of my favourite people.
- Listening to podcasts from Edinburgh becomes weird when you know the stories that can’t be talked about on air.
- Jim Smallman’s Group Therapy and Comedian’s Comedian were the best things to do at lunchtime.
- Elis James’ dancing.
- Sitting on the floor of Brooke’s Bar at 3am being introduced to comedians.
- One of my bosses telling me I had a niche taste in comedy.
- Forever getting and losing badges.
- Forever being excited by the appearance of Tim Key.
- The moment when everyone I worked with got excited by Paloma Faith, me being unmoved then getting overexcited by Alex Horne and everyone else being disinterested.
- People randomly starting conversations about Deal or No Deal with me when in the company of Mark Olver.
- Prick! being your favourite show, and too many people getting confused in conversation by this.
My favourite quote of the festival; “Lora I think you know more about comedy than me.” Thanks, Lloyd.
As you reach the end of the post it is probably wise to note this from Shappi Khorsandi:
But having said that please feel free to ask me lots of things about Edinburgh because it was amazing. Same time next year?