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Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Paquito » Wed May 07, 2008 12:11 pm

It's that time of year again and I thought I'd give them their own thread separate from the main Edinburgh one.

The film festival is on earlier this year, to give it a bit more prominence and stop it getting lost among the Fringe. The programme is out today, you can find it here -

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Or by buying a copy of The List today. I'll have a squizz at it during lunch and pick out a few things that I want to see.

The Fringe programme is usually launched in June (just checked, 5 June this year) so keep an eye on

http://www.edfringe.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

around that time.

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Paquito » Wed May 07, 2008 2:17 pm

Shane Meadows masterclass -

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/shan ... in-person/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

15 QUID??? Robbing barstewards...

And his new film Somers Town -

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/somers-town/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed May 07, 2008 2:28 pm

Paquito wrote:Shane Meadows masterclass -

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/shan ... in-person/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

15 QUID??? Robbing barstewards...

And his new film Somers Town -

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/somers-town/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
i think he makes a habit of not turning up to scheduled appearances, so it might even be £15 for bugger all.

i am seriously fucking GUTTED that i will be away when the film is showing.

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Paquito » Wed May 07, 2008 2:32 pm

It somehow feels wrong to go and see Shane Meadows films (and the man himself) at the Soulless Enormoplex. Oh well, gives me a chance to fit in a bit of ten pin bowling beforehand. Or not.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 07, 2008 2:37 pm

Aye, his new film looks great, doesn't it?

We all watched This is England again at the weekend. The ending nearly had be bawling again, and I never cry at anything on the telly/films.

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Post by Paquito » Wed May 07, 2008 2:51 pm

I don't know much about it but I knew it was imminent.

Thomas Turgoose is going to be a star isn't he? He was so good in This Is England so I'm looking forward to seeing him in this too.
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 07, 2008 2:52 pm

I dunno. Do you think he is? I sort of hope he continues doing this kind of thing, and doesn't fuck off and do some kind of Skins-y thing. That'd be horrible.

I love the way Meadows keeps knocking out a film a year, though.

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Post by Paquito » Wed May 07, 2008 2:55 pm

Well, I think you can be a star and do non-mainstream stuff, I guess Paddy Considine (although I didn't know until now when I did some checking up that he was in that last Bourne fillum!) is the obvious example. I think he'd have a sufficient grounding not to do something like Skins. At least I hope he does.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by roobee » Sun May 11, 2008 1:33 pm

Don't forget the book festival! 9th to 25th August this year.

http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Programme brochure will be available from the 12th June.

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Paquito » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:44 am

Well, that's the Fringe programme out. The only stand-up that I want to see that I haven't seen before is Louis CK, who's only doing 2 shows - both on the weekend of the Green Man Festival so since I'll be at that I won't be seeing him. Grr...

Still, there's Kristin Hersh's Paradoxical Undressing show and MJ Hibbett's Exciting Life in ROCK to look forward to. I guess I'll check out the usual suspects comedy wise as per usual. Kitson's Honourable Men of Art at the Stand may be a first port of call.

Oh, and Henry Rollins as well...
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Post by soft revolution » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:43 am

Paquito wrote:I guess I'll check out the usual suspects comedy wise as per usual. Kitson's Honourable Men of Art at the Stand may be a first port of call.
Kitson at The Stand is a must. I remember when I went, he noticed that there was a bottle of Port called "Cockburn" to great amusement.
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Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:01 pm

Who wants to come fringe-ing?

Jon Richardson: Dogmatic
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=114" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Russell Howard: Dingledodies
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=248" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Richard Herring - The Headmaster's Son
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=935" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Collings and Herrin Podcasts : Andrew Collins & Richard Herring (free)
http://www.underbelly.co.uk/webpages/ed ... 1206492949" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

More suggestions shortly.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Paquito » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:09 pm

So the Fringe is upon us now. Haven't got that much planned -

Hibbett's Exciting Life in Rock on Monday
Kitson's 66a Church Road on Wednesday
Kristin Hersh's Paradoxical Undressing on the 20th

I'd like to see Rick Shapiro and Rollins and maybe Jim Rose. And maybe Josie Long again. All dependent on having any cash left post-Green Man!
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Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:15 pm

Gordon wrote:
Richard Herring - The Headmaster's Son
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=935" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Collings and Herrin Podcasts : Andrew Collins & Richard Herring (free)
http://www.underbelly.co.uk/webpages/ed ... 1206492949" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

More suggestions shortly.
i'd be up for these two, especially if we could go on the 2 for 1 days for the richard herring one (i'm skint...).

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Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:20 pm

More Comedy of Note (or not):

Armando Iannuci is sold out...

Andy Zaltzman Boldy Unbuttons the Cloak of Civilisation, But Is Perplexed and Perturbed By What He Finds Lurking Beneath
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ws&id=1487" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Tim Minchin - Ready For This?
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=141" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scott Capurro Goes Deeper
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=918" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Simon Munnery's AGM 2008
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ws&id=1514" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stephen K Amos - Find The Funny
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=131" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stephen K Amos - Weekend Chat Show
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=421" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Nick Doody - Tour of Doody
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=115" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

(first lady...)

Portrait of Shazia Mirza
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=265" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Political Animal (I would go every night, if it wouldn't cost £100...)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=920" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

People versus Jerry Sadowitz
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=864" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Paquito » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:23 pm

Stephen K Amos was fantastic last year, a real master craftsman. Much recommended by me (and others!)

But I'm going to merge these into the EdFest thread I think so we can talk about non-Fringey things in the regular Embra thread. That may prove difficult in the month of August I know...
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:37 pm

Oops, I got scared there for a second...

Paul Merton's Impro Chums (personally improv scares me)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=128" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Paul Merton's Silent Clowns
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ws&id=1868" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Reginald D Hunter - No Country for Grown Men
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=139" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rich Hall: Fifty-Cent Words
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=183" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Otis Lee Crenshaw / Rich Hall
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=988" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Omid Djalili - Live 2008
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=138" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mark Watson: All The Thoughts I've Had Since I Was Born
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=137" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Markus Birdman: Sympathy For The Devil
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=206" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Matt Forde's On Heat
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=355" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Michael McIntyre (Bit of an annoying voice, and almost sold out...)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=510" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:02 pm

Last post for now...

Dunno what these BBC comedy presents shows are, but almost sold out, and I'm guessing not as much swears?

Brendon Burns In F**K You I'm Brendon F**king Burns (Again) Part IV
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=780" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Day With Doug (Doug Stanhope)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ws&id=1964" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Dan Atkinson: The Credit Crunch and Other Biscuits
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=993" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Danny Robins - Dannyfest
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=255" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ed Byrne: Different Class
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=228" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy/Magners: Glen Wool, Dan Atkinson, Isy Suttie and Joe Wilkinson)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=188" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Despite most of my favourite tv comics being cambridge footlights, I will not pay money to see cambridge students before they get funny...

Has anyone heard of Abie Philbin Bowman

More:

(James Mason Is Not) Bill Hicks & (Bobby Carroll Ain't No) Richard Pryor - Free (possibly worth a look for free, tried and tested comedy)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ws&id=1189" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler - Double Down Hearts (When I saw Kristen Schaal on some bad comedy show a while back, she was bad. Good in Flight of the conchords, though)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=777" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

John Hegley - Beyond Our Kennel
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=971" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Josie Long - All of the Planet's Wonders (Shown in Detail) (have heard mixed reviews...)
http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.ph ... ows&id=896" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ok, that's it for comedy. Someone else can do everything else.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:36 pm

Ok, well let's definitely go to the herrin and colling podcast. Nancy's keen on Shazi Mirza, Tim Minchin, Mark Watson maybe Ed Byrne. I'd like to see some Political Animal, maybe reginald d hunter, stephen k amos, possibly josie long. Rich Hall/Doug Stanhope? ANd Herring and Jon Richardson...

Probably loads of it will be on the radio, anyway, though. I'm slightly sad about Just a Minute...
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:59 pm

Ooooh, my Godfather just invited us (though possibly only I will be able to make it) to stay at his for the purpose of attending the Embra festival on the August Bank holiday... where do you festivexperts consider to be the best online place through which I learn what acts there will be, so I can pick some I would like to see?

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