EDINBURGH FRINGE: PICKS OF THE DAY: MONDAY 8TH AUGUST 2022
Day three of the Fringe. The novelty of drinking Irn Bru with every meal has already started to wear off. And did anyone expect the welcome return of the QR code? Many posters and flyers have a handy code to link the future audience members to a ticket link and location. Great work!
Josh Pugh : ‘Sausage, egg, Josh Pugh, chips and beans’.
Josh has made a name for himself over the last few years on social media by delivering a line of uniquely observant hilarious videos. His show has all of these qualities, as well as showcasing his narrative skills documenting his recent IVF journey and some awkward DMs.
The Trusty Hogs podcast co-host had to deal with a public break-up recently and is now coming out the other side in a better place. Catherine reveals how and let us into her personal stories involving awkward show biz parties and her flirty mum. She has a warm stage persona, with a flair for cheekiness. A great show.
Sean never sells out, morally and apparently literally pointing at a handful of empty seats. Mad really considering he has been doing comedy for 15 years and is one of the finest comedians of his generation. This year’s show is full of gut wrenching unexpected laughs as well as observations on marriage and W H Smiths. Simply brilliant.
A Fringe favourite. Colin Hoult’s character is adored in Edinburgh, evident with a line of fans wearing t-shirts with Anna’s face on them. Anna gives us the sad news that she doesn’t have long to live. Luckily she has enough time to to narrate her life story, including a string of marriages, her part in Predator The Musical and how her friend Sue Clinch became ill. The floor was wet with tears of laughter, I will be surprised if this isn’t nominated for an award
Comedian Vix Leyton hosts the live podcast record with her partner in crime Rich Wilson as well as a cast of some of the Fringe’s finest, tonight including Sarah Keysworth, Garrett Millerick and John Robertson. The comedians battle over who has the best anecdote from the random subject generator manned by Vix. We bore witness to some bizarre tales, and panelist banter; oh, and Rich performaned a once in a lifetime version of the ‘Wham Rap’. Check it out.