Long gone are the days of waiting for the launch of the Edinburgh Fringe programme in June, working your way through the programme for a few days and then waiting for the tickets to go on sale.
It’s April, but some tickets have been on sale since March. Tickets for sale already are detailed below with links (more to be added). Full Fringe programme launch in June 2010.
Jason Byrne @Assembly Hall – tickets here
Mark Watson @ Assembly Hall – tickets here
John Bishop @McEwan Hall – tickets here
Danny Bhoy @McEwan Hall – tickets here
Jim Jefferies @McEwan Hall – tickets here
Rhod Gilbert @Venue150 (EICC) – tickets here
Jason Manford @Venue150 (EICC) – tickets here
*Updated May 5th*
Simon Callow – Shakespeare @ Assembly Hall tickets here
Busting Out @Assembly George Street tickets here
*Updated May 6th*
Faulty Towers Dining Experience at B’est Restaurant – tickets here
I have seen all of the above comedians (Jason Byrne – Jason Manford) over the years at the Edinburgh Fringe and would hazard a guess that the shows they put on this year will be pretty funny. Jim Jefferies is not for the faint hearted, he swears a lot as he tells long tales from his life experiences.
Jason Manford has made a meteoric rise from the Big Value Comedy Show at the Cafe Royal years ago and deserves to have such a good billing as he has gone from funny to funnier.
Other Festival regulars Rhod Gilbert and Mark Watson have never disappointed me in any performance I have seen over the years. John Bishop has also appeared in Edinburgh before and has made a lot of television appearances recently so his tickets will probably sell out fast.
If you could only buy one ticket from the above, I would suggest choosing Jason Byrne. He’s Irish, crazy and also swears a lot, but it’s all in context 😉 Even Jason doesn’t know what he’s going to say before he gets on stage, but it’s sure to be a fun filled hour of laughter.
We will update this entry in due course with information on ticket sales as we get it. It will be the first year that the McEwan Hall has been used as a comedy venue (has been used for the Silent Disco at previous Fringes), but both Assembly Hall and Venue 150 at the EICC are of the more ‘luxurious’ end of Edinburgh Fringe venues and ones that Edinburgh Spotlight love.