Thursday, 14 August 2008

Edinburgh First of all

It's been going very well here. We've done 4 nights so far of 2 shows each to full houses. The audiences have loved the new stuff & we're having a lot of fun performing. Although the trombone is now going to have to become a permanent feature of the act...

Given that we're on at prime time in the evening/night, I've only managed to see a handful of other Fringe shows, daytime or late-night. They've mostly been good - although one was improved when the fire alarm went off & the building had to be evacuated; but then we were surrounded by dozens of people with flyers, telling us, captive, about their shows. Was it a cunning marketing ploy? Adam made a joke about a "Flyer alarm". I laughed.

The best show I've seen has been our mate & compere Mike Wozniak, who is destined for greatness. Remember, you saw him here first.

The rest of the time I've been exploring Edinburgh. On day one I ate a deep-fried haggis pastie, thus getting all of Scottish cuisine out of the way in one go. I've also been out to a few bars - last night I was standing next to a fairly-well known very confident rising star* & overheard he was upset about a bad review...

One of the best bits of this trip is that we're off work - after all, this is my summer holiday - so I don't have to get up at 6am. This week, I've gone out every night & woken up about midday in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar female next to me. Admittedly it's just my landlady's cat.

I know nothing about cats. I was quite pleased to learn that I am not fatally allergic to cats. My landlady's have been brought up on nothing but opera; so I'm not sure whether I should feel guilty that I have introduced them to funk & hip-hop - in any case, I never knew that cats could dance so well.

Three more nights of shows. It can only go better than last night when, by sheer coincidence & for the first time ever, I had not one, but two ex-girlfriends* in the audience! I didn't know where to look... But it's OK, I managed to address songs to both of them equally..;o)

Right, I'm going to look for a deep-fried Mars bar & an apple... wonder which one I'll find first...?

(*not telling you who)


MadOldBat said...

Dear Suman, You are destined I think to be a Pain Specialist.This will allow you to practise your primary profession and your hobby.Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Suman

If you like turkish delight. Maybe you should look into eating a deep friend turkish delight, apparently it's like sex in your mouth...

Anonymous said...

Hey Suman, I was at the show on Monday. Friend of the guy Adam dedicated a song to, if you remember.

If you're still at the Fringe, you have to see the Cambridge Footlights -- there's my tip for free.

Just wanted to say thanks again for a great show, and a CD that's bound to be overplayed in my flat next year!

WardBunny said...

Think you might have more luck with the apple since it's Edinburgh. Come to Glasgow if you really want to see us deep fry EVERYTHING.

Aaron said...


Was there last Monday at the show and I have to say it was brilliant. Arguably the best show I saw out of 14 I think that week (and that included some big name comedians).

The enjoyment was only enhanced by Adam's dedication of a song to me.

Keep up the good work, and make sure you come back next year.