It’s Hogmanay and corks are beginning to pop. This infographic takes a look at the art and science of champagne cocktails; can a small addiition really improve a glass of bubbly?
It’s Hogmanay and time to sing Auld Lang Syne. Unless, that is, you are like this blogger and have no talent for singing in which case giving it a miss is fine. Speaking of talent – what about the surprising ability to play Auld Lang Syne on nothing but a few crates of beer bottles?
This year Edinburgh is doing #Blogmanay to support Hogmanay. We’re being encouraged to tweet and Instagram with the hashtag #blogmanay. The photographs started to roll in as the fire festival kicked off and guest bloggers were brought into the city to add some spice. “Blogmanay” on Bundlr Found any pictures you really like? Share them [...]
What’s going on with the green apples that have appeared in Leith? They appear to have been stencilled and then applied with green paint. Apples have been sighted as far “up” Leith Constitution Street, where they trail down towards Bernard Street and then take a turn towards the Shore. It’s very likely that Newhaven Fest [...]
The Fringe version of The Man with the Flaming Battenburg Tattoo is about an hour long and that feels about the right length of time for the routine. A film begins the set by showing a short video of Rhod getting the tattoo. It’s connected to a TV series that featured him doing different jobs [...]
Andrew Doyle, called “Britain’s hottest young comedian” by GQ Magazine, had a show called “Whatever it Takes” this year in the Fringe. It was an hour long at The Caves. One night looked pretty rough. He had some drunk hecklers who, after being asked to leave, did not go quietly. The video above is a [...]
Yeah, Yeah is not a new set from Dylan Moran. IMDB suggests it dates back to 2011. So, with an aging gig, at the height of the Edinburgh Fringe, competing against other world class comedians, Dylan Moran has to place bums on Playhouse seats. How does he do? The Playhouse was sold out. Packed. Not [...]
I imagine Mark Watson’s Edinborolympics will over run each and every night. It’s chaos. You could try and argue that Watson needs to get better organised but I think trying to marshal three guest comedians through a mock Olympics can only result in chaos. With three guest comedians there’s a large variable element to Edinborolympics. [...]
I didn’t know what to expect from Pete Firman. I hadn’t seen him on TV. I think each Festival season you should see at least one new show on a recommendation and Firman had been recommended to me. This belief had me queue in the rain in the Pleasance Courtyard for Firman. Was it worth [...]
As I waited in line for Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, around the back of the Pleasance, next to the strategically and cleverly placed new bar, I was treated to an oddball conversation about Paul Merton’s Impro Chums from a pair of Morningside Grannies. By “treated to” I mean “accidental eavesdropping” but that’s a hazard all [...]