The Short Fringe, 10/08/10
Tuesday 10 August 2010
- A sophisticated lunch at the Apex International Hotel to launch the 30th year of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards started well but descended into chaos when water pistols (ready loaded) were handed out to guests. Coffee was never served.
- Adam Riches' new show is not for wallflowers. Prepare to throw darts, shoot guns, feed a centaur or, if you're the unlucky one, be spat upon. Sitting on the back row is no guarantee of safety, I found.
- For the Fringe reviewer whose nightlife options are limited to the scruffy student chic of Brookes Bar or the turreted seclusion of the Loft, a visit to 'Hot Mess', staged in Edinburgh's swankiest nightclub, Hawke & Hunter, provides a glimpse of how the other half lives: lots of mahogany and black lacquer.
Joke of the day
"Technically, shoplifting from the Apple store only counts as scrumping."
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Florida man sentenced to two-and-a-half years for having sex on the beach in front of a child
- 2 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 3 Nick Kyrgios calls former Olympian Dawn Fraser a 'blatant racist' after she tells Wimbledon star to 'go back where their parents came from'
- 4 World learns of app that shows you who unfriended you on Facebook, app promptly crashes
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy