Even though we knew it was coming, it still hit like a brick wall, but made out of humans…

If anyone was in any doubt, the Edinburgh Festival is definitely back in FULL swing this year.

Our giant stock rooms that once seemed cavernous now seem too tiny to carry enough beverages to keep you all sufficiently hydrated.  We are now on double deliveries, every 3 days, and even then you are still drinking us dry! What a time 😊

The shows kicked off in a grand fashion across all the venues.  I think we have listed nearly 4000 for the month so far and still going.

To help you cut through all the noise – as promised we have the first of our staff picks…  Shows they see every day and still raising a giggle.

La Belle have highly recommended Tom Stade: The High Road – On every day, bar a wee rest on 15th, at 20:00.

Tom’s been trying to remember what was important before responsibility and fear got in the way. He’s simplified his life; sold his house and embarked on another round of misadventures. Armed with his usual sense of mischief, he’ll be tackling all manner of gritty issues: What does Love Honey have to do with covid? How far would your dog go to protect you and what does Grandpa really want for Christmas? Going to places that others dare not tread, join Tom on this no-holds-barred trip as he travels the high road.

You can grab a ticket Tom Stade: The High Road | Comedy | Edinburgh Festival Fringe (edfringe.com) or just rock up and take the risk there will some left on the door. Tonight, there are even a few 241’s left if you’re quick!

ALSO on their list of must see stuff is Marcel Lucont Etc. – A Chat Show. – on at 18:30 until 14th – Be Quick or you’ll miss this one!  Manager person has told me NOT to miss this one. – Get yer tickets here Just the Tonic Edinburgh – The best of comedy in the UK

Top 10 Comedy Shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2019 (Telegraph).
The ‘prince of the chat-show genre’ (List) returns to interrogate guests with deadpan Gallic wit. Previous guests include Sarah Millican, Tom Allen, Sara Pascoe, Andi Osho, Simon Munnery and Bridget Christie.
‘Well-honed poems and songs are perfectly balanced by moments of genuine spontaneity in this consistently brilliant performance… an essential Fringe show’ ***** (Skinny).
‘Fresh, accessible and hilarious’ (Guardian).
‘Excellently dry’ (Times)

If you are in the 5am crew – we salute you! True warriors of the festival. Tonight’s 5am edition kicks off with Ceilidhing (is that a word?) in Stramash, Turbulent – Alt House party in Legends – complete with all the beer pong you can handle, Midnight Bass in the Mash House – does what it says on the tin and of course we canny forget Tamagotchi in Subway – Get down early – it’s always a crazy one. VIVA LA 5AM!

As ever full and comprehensive listings for all our venues are on the website – link on the button below.

Please drink responsibly and look after each other.  Have a plan on how you are getting home and be NICE.

Love and hugs