Describe the Edinburgh Fringe in five words | Comedians sum it all up

Describe the Edinburgh Fringe in five words

Comedians sum it all up

Joyous difficult tiring creative bedlam.
Ben Van der Velde, Sidekick, Espionage, 20:45

Was there any industry in?
Tom Neenan: Attenborough, Underbelly, 15:55

Laugh, Cry, Scream, Shout, Dance.
Danny O'Brien: RaconTour, Underbelly Cowgate, 22:20

Hope, despair, hope, despair, hope...
Dominic Holland: Eclipsed, Voodoo Rooms, 16:40

Disappointing Your Parents – The Festival
Toby Arsalan: Nazi Jihadi, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 00:45

Chaotic, inspirational exhausting rip off.
Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics Laughing Horse @ 48 Below 19:30

A delightful, terrifying financial risk.
Tom Ballard: Problematic, Pleasance Courtyard, 20:30

Extraordinary. Exhilarating. Exciting. Expensive. Exhausting.
ComedySportz UK: Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 15:45

Good people becoming more sad.
Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever, City Cafe, 18:45

Flyer, show, flyer, drink, repeat
Murder, She Didn't Write, Pleasance Courtyard, 17:00

Thrilling, tiring, unpredictable, weird, awesome.
Rhiannon Vivian's Office Meltdown, The Counting House, 22:15

World’s greatest showcase of talent
Tales from a Tampon, Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 20:45

Review date: 6 Aug 2017
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