This week we are taking a look at the other side of the Fringe you may not of even thought about. There are many comedy shows that are aimed at children, workshops to learn comedy and also film based comedy / cinema. There are some fun things that the Fringe has to offer, so lets take a look at each of these genres.
About: This show is all about finding the next batch of comedic talent. This is the only comedy newcomer competition aimed at high school students. The show has been pioneered by Melbourne International Comedy Festival to find the next best thing in home grown talent. Last years judges included Jo Brand and Kevin Day so you never know who will be judging this year. Why not pop along to cheer on and support the brave new stars to be.
Where: Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)
Dates: August 21st
Daddy & Robin: Lightbulb (All Ages)
About: Daddy and Robin, also known as Cammy and Robin Sinclair are a father and toddler who are a double act who do kids shows. The act incorporates everything from dance to ice cream. If you are looking for something fun for all the family this could be for you.
Where: Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus (Venue 212)
Cost: £5, £4 for family
Dates: August 9th – 14th
About: If you are looking for an art workshop like no other then you have come to the right place! New Zealands favourite artist, Mikey takes you into a journey of all things arty making you feel good, laugh out loud and walking away feeling that the smell of plasticine is the best smell in the world.
Where: Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
Cost: Preview £6, Full Price £9, Concession £8
Dates: August 3rd – 28th
About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses
About: If you have ever wanted to learn stand up comedy then this is the right place for you and what a fantastic location, the fringe festival! This course is for 2 days and is intensive to get you up to speed with all things comedy. You will be taught by professional comedians and writers with a graduation performance at the end. You lead all the ins and outs of stand up and get help writing your own material. A must if you want to try stand up.
Where: Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters (Venue 272)
Cost: £99, concession £89
Dates: August 6,9,13,16,20,23,27
Comedians Cinema Club
About: The fringe website has a perfect summary of this show:
Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny indeed. The Comedians Cinema Club is a sure-fire blockbuster hit if you’re looking for a good laugh. These movies are brash, hilarious and nothing like the originals. Created by Eric Lampaert, who appears alongside regulars Will Seaward and Matthew Highton, plus a whole host of their funny friends.
Where: Just the Tonic at the Tron (Venue 51)
Cost: £10, Concession £7, family £7
Dates: August 14th, 16th – 28th
Comedians Film Club
About: Want to see your favourite comedian in a different light? The Comedians Film club sees your favourite entertainers present to you their favourite films. Every night there will be a different comedian doing a presentation on what their favourite film is and why it is so important to them. At the end of the talk you even get to watch the film in full!
Where: Vintage Mobile Cinema (Venue 155)
Cost: £12.50 , concession £10
Dates: August 5th – 28th
The Mr G Summer Heights High Singalong
About: If you love sing alongs then this is one show that you cannot miss out on as this will allow you sing along to the songs of Mr G: The Musical and more. The show will allow members of the audience to relive the original series on the big screen. It is set to be an arena spectacular and expect lots of dressing up, dancing and laughter.
Where: Underbelly, George Square (Venue 300)
Cost: £12.50, Concession £10.50
Dates: August 18th and 24th