My friend Rich asked for recommendations. Here are the notes i sent him:
Josie Long or David O’Doherty are great. Also anything from any of the guys in the Penny Dreadfuls (google).
Shakespeare for Breakfast is a Fringe institution if you can get up/get a ticket.
On the Free Fringe, recommend Chris T-T @ the Ryan’s Bar and a show by Found Objects @ the Newsroom. Also ace is an alternative comic called Mae Martin @ Rat Pack. See Free Fringe website (there are two PBH and Laughing Horse. PBH is better stuff.) always good for time fillers. There is a midnight cabaret @ the Voodoo Rooms/Lounge which is awesome. You will like, I think, Lady Cariad at same venue. Both Free Fringe.
Note: Free Fringe asks for donations. Make sure you have some change on you!
The Segue Sisters do vintage covers of famous songs.
Tricity Vogue Uke Cabaret.
Can You Dig It?
Check Literary Fest.
Baby Wants Candy.
Auld Reekie Walking tour.
Fringe half price hut off Princes Street.
Show called ‘101’.
IPhone? Get fringe app but don’t book through it. You will get done over on booking fees. Either by from venues or in bulk on Fringe Website.
Don’t do really big name comics. By and large, bit of a rip-off.
Don’t drink too much on first day or you will miss most of second day.
Chocolate Soup for hot chocolate and porridge just off royal mile.
Mosque Kitchen for very cheap, very very good curry.
El Falafel near Bristo Place (Gilded Balloon, Udder Belly).
Baked Potato Shop just off Royal Mile on Cockburn Street for best takeaway baked potatoes ever!
Mamma’s American Pizza Company nr Grass Market.
He he he. Hope some of those float your boat!