Part Two - Saturday at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012
kicked off by seeing one of my favourite female comedians, online
healer Rachel Stubbings. Rachel’s show ‘Stubbing out Problems’ was at
Bristo Square and used satisfying amount of trademark dark dry humour. I
also got to say a quick hello after the show which was lovely as I
think she is ace.
hung out in the Pleasance Dome before seeing Nick Helm who doesn’t
disappoint in his ability to make you join in with punching the air,
relate to his love of Fanta and watching him do some admin.
my jaw aching from laughter from spending an hour with Nick Helm I then
went to not laughing once at Paul Foot. Not once! Don’t get him at all.
I feel like I wasted an hour on an uncomfortable chair in a cold dark
up hope that laughter would return, we went on to see the Australian
Sam Simmons. He took us on a sad surreal tale which still has us
mimicking his Australian ‘Oorr’ of disappointment. (I just Googled Sam
and found out he is 35 years old. Younger than I thought. See pic below)
Saturday night was rounded up by being sat second row centre seat in
front of Simon Amstell to see Tim Key. Simon dug his knees into my back a
few times during the performance. I forgive him due to being a fan of
his. So much of a fan in fact that I pretended I didn’t even know it was
him sat behind me. Tim Key did a great show and likes a bath. I never
knew. I thought he looked a bit pale and was concerned about his health
but maybe that is what you look like if you have so many baths. Maybe. We also bumped into Tim Key Sunday night on the stairwell at The
Guilded Balloon. He wore a blue leather jacket. There was rumour he'd had a shower. Controversial.
Missed part one? Read part one here.
Nick Helm http://www.nickhelm.co.uk/
Sam Simmons http://www.samsimmons.com.au/
Tim Key http://www.timkey.co.uk/