The Edinburgh Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the world and during the month of August every year Edinburgh is packed full of people enjoying the festival. Comedy, Theatre, Music, Film and much more makes Edinburgh one of the best festivals in the world. For some more information check out these websites http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/ and http://www.edfringe.com/
"You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks." - Stewart Francis
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"I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: 'It's not rocket salad." –
We also saw Tim Vine. This man is a genius. Known for his one liners and the TV show 'Not Going Out' with Lee Mack he is well worth going to see. Another comedian who uses the audience to great effect, he picked a few people who had completed a brief questionnaire first to be interviewed on stage. He had comedy gold in our audience. An Astrophysicist and an older couple getting married tomorrow were two he chose and the jokes came thick and fast, with wonderful ad libs along the way. So if you are not a big fan of comedians who use one line jokes, don't rule out this show as it was brilliant.
Other shows we saw included Marcus Brigstocke, a great intelligent political show and The Return of the Lumberjacks with comedians Greg Wool, Stewart Francis and Craig Campbell which my son really enjoyed.
"Last night, me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily, I was the one facing the telly." - Tim Vine
If you live a distance from Edinburgh consider flying, I found it cheaper and much quicker to fly from South Wales than taking the train.
Book shows in advance, some well known comedians WILL sell out, however there are hundreds of free shows too and many offer last minute such as 2 for 1 tickets, so if you are happy to see what's available when you arrive you can grab a bargain.
Consider doing a tour of Edinburgh when you are there. I recommend a ghost tour, and one of the funniest is run by The Witchery Tours.
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So if you have ever thought "I wonder what the Edinburgh festival is like?" all I can say is GO! There is something for everyone, you will not be disappointed.