John Pinette is one of the funniest stand ups I have seen in years. This oversized routine is dominated by frustrations about food cafeteria lines and the modern day morons. After 24 hours in Edinburgh, I’m beginning to turn into him! Pinette talks about someone in a restaurant queue saying “how big is your small?” and by coincidence I’ve just heard someone say exactly the same thing in a café off Castle Street.
Edinburgh boasts a fantastic festival, but also a mean spirit epitomised but trying to find free WiFi access. Finding hen’s teeth is easier. In the age of global warming the Festival carbon footprint is mind bending. The mountains of show literature is staggering. I suspect promoters cant do digital marketing because nobody will be able to find Internet access.
The festival has its own media myopia and I’m up here promoting my book on Friday at the book festival and it seems the only review that my friends and enemies have read is The Scotsman. Luckily most people see that it’s clearly not the book they are reviewing, but me. I guess that’s because the Scotsman have been the biggest consumers of my ballyhoo, with stunts I have put on in the past for the Jim Rose Circus and Archaos. Maybe after partying on my stories, they realised they had been a canvas for my publicity and as a result have grown to resent me. Hopefully the stooges who spilled ink on the book will have received my little gift by now . I suspect they will not see the funny side of the stunt.