EDINBURGH FRINGE : PICKS OF THE DAY – WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2023
Day five of the Fringe. The first Wednesday is renowned for being quiet due to Monday and Tuesday being 2-4-1 days. Luckily, I didn’t witness any awkward situations and the festival seems as busy as ever.
I have noticed that there is a lack of late shows this year. Shows such as Set-List, Comedians Doing Countdown, and Night at the Museum have all vanished.
Thankfully the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society remains, with half a dozen performers doing alt-comedy until the early hours of the morning.
SAM LAKE: ASPIRING DILF
If you see Sam Lake on the ticket you know you are in a pair of safe hands to start your day. Sam is always a polite comedy show host which contrasts from him stringing together some rather raunchy stories of his experiences at university and those awkward follow up trips to the STI clinic.
Be warned, the show may make you see your daddy in a different light… an afternoon delight.
Christopher’s (not quite an evening show) helps fellow amateur authors solve their writing conundrums.
And when not offering advice, Shropshire’s favourite author reads out some of his own brilliant, though short (A6 size), ‘novels’ which are simply divine. One of the best comic characters on The Fringe.