This guide is aimed at performers interested in producing their first shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Highlighting the author's personal experiences of half-full houses, flat mates gone bad, hostel horror stories, campsite calamities, and general comedy cock-ups.
Although the author's background is in producing and performing stand-up comedy, the principles of venue hire, promotion and publicity are the same for shows of other genres, such as sketch comedy, cabaret and theatre shows, as are the problems of managing large groups of performers.
The section on how to write shows details the author's approach to writing his shows as opposed to being a general how to write comedy guide.
Press quotes and customer reviews
“I found I could hardly put down this book such was the interest it evoked in me, so I guess if I was a person who did want to experience the phenomena then this should be a must read.” Geoff Evans - One4review
“Packed with useful advice and relevant, practical examples. Not just for newcomers - even Fringe regulars could pick up new tips and ideas from this book” - British Comedy Guide
“Furthermore, being privy to the author’s more personal experiences were wonderfully illuminating and extremely funny.” Festival Previews
“This book is not only informative but funny. I highly recommend it for anyone doing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Full of witty stories and truly fantastic, practical advice. Do it!” - Peter Michael Marino, New York