The Edinburgh Fringe and its related festivals are very much now in full swing with two of the Speakers Corner team, Paula Mahmassani and Adam Cuthbert, having been up there these last two days looking into and investigating new comedy & cabaret acts.
With a packed two day schedule that took weeks to arrange, with nearly 50 acts to take in, it certainly proves to be a test of endurance on many levels.
Adam, who is recognised here at Speakers Corner, as being somewhat of legend when it comes to social media has not let that crown slip at all on this trip and has been very active reporting from the many venues up at The Fringe while, we're sure, keeping a very close eye (or ear) on the cricket.
Of some of the things Adam reported on was attending the 'funniest and most entertaining maths/science lesson I've ever had' seeing Spoken Nerd at The Assembley George Square, to which they replied via their Twitter account "Oh no! Did you learn something? That was not our intention at all... ;)".
Other highlights included 'great comedy' from Showbusinessman, Mike Wozniak, containing "personal horror, outrage and facts"; one of the best live show - No Hyperbole! - from the 360 All Stars and 'an uplifting and ballsy set from Angela Barnes' who finished his trip up north 'in style'.
We expect Adam to be sharing further with you on his return when he has recovered fully from his trip and the impending celebrations (one hopes) of getting those Ashes back.
Festival of Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs plays the whole of August at the Assembly George Sq (Venue 17).
Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band also plays all of August at the Laughing Horse (Venue 272).
360 All Stars plays Aug 7-16, 18-31 at The Assembly Hall (Venue 35).
The cricket continues up at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
All photos here & on Twitter courtesy of Adam Cuthbert who we see here about to make friends with a Mad Hatted street performer standing on his hifi equipment.
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