2014 Edinburgh Fringe

Fuckstorm 3001 - Daniel Kitson, Alun Cochrane and Andy Zaltzman

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5: The Stand Comedy Club

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Kitson and Fathers. At Midnight, In a Basement (With Some Very Poor Sightlines) A Successful Man (Thirty Seven) Clings On to the Dwindling Remnants of a Once Mighty Friendship Group, Buying Their Company With The Attendant Credibility Of His Implicit Approval And The Crossed-Fingered Promise of a (Meagre) Fee (+VAT)

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This week's new live comedy

Previews of Fuckstorm 3001, Hannah Gadsby and Eddie Pepitone.

James Kettle, The Guardian, 16th August 2014

The 12 must-see comedians at Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A selection of a dozen comics to see at the Fringe.

Alex Hardy, The Times, 1st August 2014

Edinburgh previews: Some Tips

A selection of tips for this year's Fringe.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th July 2014

Edinburgh preview: Everyone's A Winner

I know that Edinburgh should be about looking forward rather than looking back, but 2014 may be the year that more previous Edinburgh Comedy Award winners are appearing at the Festival than ever before. Of course, there are more Edinburgh Comedy Award winners than ever before, but there does seem to be a plethora of them returning. Is it to cash in on their fame? Is it to show the young whippersnappers how it's done? Is it just sentiment and trying to recapture the spirit they had when it all began? Is it all that and more? Who knows, but here are some famous names to look out for.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th July 2014

Best comedy to see from Stewart Lee to Josie Long

A selection of some of the best acts at this year's Fringe.

Alice Jones, The Independent, 30th July 2014

The Scotsman critics choose 30 great shows to see (Link expired)

The world's biggest arts festival now has over 3,000 shows. Here, The Scotsman's team of critics pick the one per cent they're most excited about.

WOW247, 28th July 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights

The most interesting game each year is predicting which lesser-known names will have that magical August that propels them into the big leagues.

Hugh Montgomery and Holly Williams, The Independent, 26th July 2014

Edinburgh 2014: Our picks of the Fringe and EIF

The job of picking highlights from the 400-plus page programme is no mean feat, but we've given it a good go. Shows are listed in time order to help you plan your Festival schedule.

What's On Stage, 8th June 2014

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This was sent via Daniel Kitson's mailing list on the 6th July...

So - here is the news - I'm doing some shows in Edinburgh, during the fringe. Now, this is not being announced late in the day as some sort of crafty anti marketing gambit but rather as a result of my having been busy with other things / ongoing incompetence / staggering (heroic) lack of regard for programming convention.

Basically, I knew I wanted to do something low key, where I would get to hang out (spend time) with my friends (colleagues) and a reason (purpose) to be in Eddy B (Edinburgh) where I could go and see shows and maybe ride a bike and strut around like a forgotten hero waggling my dignified rejection of awards culture in the air whilst constantly mentioning my many many many awards (THEY DO NOT DEFINE ME) - but I didn't know what that thing would be.

Midnight: 3rd - 12th August (not Fridays and Saturdays)
A Variety of Things In A Room - Daniel Kitson and Gavin Osborn

Midnight: 13th - 24th August (not Fridays and Saturdays)
Fuckstorm 3001 - Daniel Kitson, Alun Cochrane and Andy Zaltzman

The show with Alun and Andy will be as the title suggests - three men showing off and shouting over each other for around 90 minutes - Andy will probably do some Puns and say the word "Testify" a lot. Alun will almost certainly get a bit drunk, demand he gets paid VAT and insist he's not a postman. I am preparing a "Set piece" for each half of the show in case the cross talking improvisational chit chat turns out to be unutterably poor.

- Tickets are £9
- We will sell 100 tickets for each show in advance
- 40 day tickets for each show will go on sale, in person only, at the stand box office on the day of the show at noon.
- Tickets are limited to four per person
- There will be no physical tickets, you'll have to provide some form of id on the door to be checked against a list

I dare say that sounds like a bit of self regarding palaver but we have put a fair bit of thought into trying to make it as reasonable and even handed as possible whilst keeping the naughty touts away and bearing in mind the operational implications of day tickets on The Stand box office whilst they have countless other shows to be dealing with. I dare say there will be some of you who are oddly livid about that system and believe it could have been better organised to suit your needs and to those people i can only apologise, by which i mean - you can stick it right up your jumper.



Date Time Venue
13th Aug 2014 00:00 The Stand Comedy Club
14th Aug 2014 00:00 The Stand Comedy Club
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