Saturday, 15 August 2015

Edinburgh - Friday

A cheerful but clearly hungover Faye Treacy took to the stage at 1pm for trombone related humour. Whilst not everything necessarily went to plan she finished on a high recalling her worries over a loop pedal powered composition

David Mciver, Sophie Henderson, Tom Wragg and guest Mawaan Rizwan may have initially looked like they pulled the short straw with a room more suited to storing boxes of Mexican ingredients (it was in the basement of a restaurant after all) than performance but thanks to a sizeable crowd and a deft mix of the observational, the bizarre and the absurd it was an hour of comedy gold.

 Next up it was Rosie Holt with her ukulele and songs about stds. Charming, amusing and a great 30 minute debut.

Next we PAID for a show. Shock! Amy Howerska talked about her unlikely and amusing pseudo-military upbringing for 45 minutes. Entertaining stuff.

Rounding off the day I saw Nigel Lovell host "my first laugh" where he interviewed two established comedians before they performed their first ever sets to the small but perfectly formed audience. A different kind of show to the others and well worth it for a change of scenery.

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