This book shares nine years experience of producing shows at the Fringe for the price of two café lattes and a muffin, without the social awkwardness of having to sit with the author in a coffee shop.
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.