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Sarah at the Fringe 2015

Sarah Dickinson

Sarah (right) was thrilled to meet Adam Hills (left) at this year's Fringe Festival!

Sarah from our Lothian and Borders outreach service is a big fan of stand-up comedy and every year she goes to see gigs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This year she went with her sister and support staff to several different gigs, which she has kindly reviewed for us below.

Jimeoin-Yeehaa - Monday 10th August, EICC

I enjoyed the gig and thought it was very good throughout.

Jimeoin came to the stage wearing a cowboy hat and poncho before he changed into his normal gear.

Jimeoin was talking about accents, moths, having a cup of tea, going for a bath and so on.

It was not as good as last year but it was a good gig.

I gave it 8/10.


Gilded Balloon 30th Comedy Gala - Saturday 15th August, Edinburgh Playhouse

The gala was hosted by Adam Hills and Fred MacAulay and the special guests were Alan Davies, Jeff Green, Sean Cullen, Ed Byrne, Barry Cryer and Gary Tank Commander.

I didn’t like that Johnny Vegas talked non-stop. This meant that the gig over ran and finished late.

The gala was raising money for CDL Syndrome (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome).

The gig was great and for a good cause.

I gave it 9/10.


Jason Byrne - 20 Years a Clown - Friday 21st August, Assembly Hall

I enjoyed the gig and thought it was very good throughout.

Jason began the show by fake skipping and showed all his 20 years of billboards from the Fringe.

Jason talked about trams and Morningside and there was a lot of audience participation.

The only let down was the audience heckled a lot which meant he could not perform his gig.

I gave it 8/10.


Adam Hills - Clown Heart  - Wednesday 26th August & Sunday 30th August, Assembly Hall

I went both nights to this gig and thought it was great from start to finish each time. 

Adam talked about his daughter, Scottish people, diet and so on.

Adam asked two people from the audience and did a scene about going to a party.

Before it finish Adam told the audience about a guy called Craig Coombes who is a stand-up who has cancer and he showed us a film of Craig and Adam posing for photos for a cancer charity.

The Sunday gig had a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter which I found interesting. I learned the BSL sign for applause.

I also got to meet Adam Hills. I could not speak I was so start struck! I got my photo taken with him and he even signed my ticket which has a love heart on it. I had a brilliant night!

Wednesday 26th August - I gave it 9.5/10.

Sunday 30th August – I gave it 10/10.