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Malcy

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:08:25 PM »
First 100 shows have been announced today. Nothing that interests me yet.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=*%3A*

Announcement dates for the rest of the shows.

28 February
21 March
18 April
16 May
05 June – Programme Launch

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 04:56:29 PM »
Josie Long sent out a newsletter today and says that she'll be doing a full run in The  Stand.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 07:04:16 PM »
I'm there from 11th August, so I'll probably go to see Dean Friedman.

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 05:06:03 AM »
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http://hannahgadsby.com.au

August is free

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 08:59:00 AM »
Craig Hill and Jim Eoin? There's a surprise.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 09:10:21 AM »
👀
http://hannahgadsby.com.au

August is free

Heh? I though Nanette was suppose to be her last stand up show ever?

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 09:15:54 AM »
Heh? I though Nanette was suppose to be her last stand up show ever?

She does Art lectures now I think (if she's finished with Nanette). She did them before and the one I saw was very good (and also quite funny).

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 09:57:27 AM »
She's said that she meant it at the time but the way Nanette was received caused her to reconsider.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 03:33:09 PM »
Is that “received“ as in made shit loads of cash?

Not  to blame her and Nanette still works regardless but I know I wouldn’t sack off my career the moment I made a breakthrough.

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 04:56:06 PM »
Circumstances changed, so I don't really blame her for changing her mind.  Although it's a key part of Nanette, it also seems to have been, originally, a whim.  You'd have to guess they the new show will maybe address it.

Although I dunno whether it'll even come to Edinburgh.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 06:51:28 PM »
She's said the amount of opportunities she now has she'd be an idiot to turn down, and she'd rather be a hypocrite than an idiot. Fair play to her.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2019, 07:00:47 PM »
She's said the amount of opportunities she now has she'd be an idiot to turn down, and she'd rather be a hypocrite than an idiot. Fair play to her.

Maybe she's both?

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2019, 01:28:33 AM »
In fairness it’s not exactly uncommon for performers to say they’re quitting then they don’t. I remember watching US punk band NoFX playing London in the year 2000 and them saying on stage that they had promised they’d never play London again (after a previous gig ended in a punch up) but then economic reality intervened. And it’s pretty much a cliche in Edinburgh.

Looking forward to Colt Cabana’s solo hour. Yay Fringe.
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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2019, 09:57:47 AM »
Wait what? A Colt solo hour? Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2019, 11:51:22 AM »
He was doing spots at ACMS shows last year with a view to doing an hour this year, hopefully it still happens (& isn’t a car crash, obviously). They’ve said the talking about bad wrestling show will he him and John Hastings this year, as Brendon Burns has retired from Edinburgh.

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2019, 11:56:23 AM »
They all say that. He'll be back.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 12:16:38 AM »
I dunno, he said he can’t do two shows a day for 3.5 weeks anymore without wanting to sleep the other 22 hours & he did look pretty goosed last year.

I’m sure he will be back at some point but do doubt he will do the full festival again.

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 05:31:27 PM »
According to the Evening News, Gilded Balloon have been given Adam House on Chambers Street, C Venues have been thrown out by the University as there is a campaign against C who are said to be the worst employer at the Fringe.

In any case, it’s a very nice building Gilded Balloon have got out of it.

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Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 07:21:44 PM »
According to the Evening News, Gilded Balloon have been given Adam House on Chambers Street, C Venues have been thrown out by the University as there is a campaign against C who are said to be the worst employer at the Fringe.

In any case, it’s a very nice building Gilded Balloon have got out of it.

I worked inside that building a few Fringes ago, while it was C Main.

They were indeed hugely exploitative of their (mainly student) workforce. Absolutely criminal that they asked people to work for so little, especially as venue staff for the other large companies are (relatively) well paid - considering the hours.

Re: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019, 04:40:14 AM »
Rhod Gilbert:

https://twitter.com/PleasanceComedy/status/1094913977723830272?s=19

£23.50 (including booking fee) per ticket for that by the way, no concessions. I can see Bob Slayer and the other pay what you want guys having a good year.