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Let's just face the true facts. Edinburgh is a massive career gamble and an enormous financial rip-off without sponsorship... hundreds of pounds to get listed in the festival programme?? Surely there can be no justification for that.
Without it, the annual summer-holidaying media would need to get off their lazy arses throughout the year and get into some REAL comedy clubs around the UK to witness what's actually going on.
If only more comics would have the balls to boycott this corporate money-making trade fair where the underlying and totally needless rules are dictated by the comedically ignorant, then we may see the rising of a FAIRLY run festival where comics aren't powerless to the greed of the majority of laughable Edinburgh 'venues' (note: I don't include ALL Edinburgh venues, but YOU know who YOU are) with no interest in the development of the artform.
The sooner Edinburgh gets properly superseded and disappears up it's own diamond-encrusted butthole, the better for the whole industry.
Agreed??


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I'm not sure about Edinburgh being 'superseded' but I do feel that as more acts gravitate towards new media as a means of establishing an audience, a paradigm shift in the importance of festivals is imminent. Web-based comedy is rapidly becoming sophisticated and better equipped to tackle a fragmented audience. As such live gigging, though still very important, is not the be-all it used to be for establishing a name.


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Spike Eaton wrote:
> Let's just face the true facts. Edinburgh is a massive career gamble and an
> enormous financial rip-off without sponsorship... hundreds of pounds to get
> listed in the festival programme?? Surely there can be no justification for
> that.
> Without it, the annual summer-holidaying media would need to get off their
> lazy arses throughout the year and get into some REAL comedy clubs around
> the UK to witness what's actually going on.
> If only more comics would have the balls to boycott this corporate
> money-making trade fair where the underlying and totally needless rules are
> dictated by the comedically ignorant, then we may see the rising of a
> FAIRLY run festival where comics aren't powerless to the greed of the
> majority of laughable Edinburgh 'venues' (note: I don't include ALL
> Edinburgh venues, but YOU know who YOU are) with no interest in the
> development of the artform.
> The sooner Edinburgh gets properly superseded and disappears up it's own
> diamond-encrusted butthole, the better for the whole industry.
> Agreed??

The rich will always stitch it up so those at the bottom have no talent.
The entire concept of everyone going to a different country for a month was obviously concieved to try an exclude an entire class of people. You dont have to be too bright to work that one out.

410,000 copies of the program are printed - at £250 each X £2871 this puts income at £695,250 minimum for listing shows if no adverts. Which has to pay for producing the programme and all the Fringe administration. The money's not only to print a magazine. Dunno who actually uses the program rather than looking online but they still send us hundreds most of which we send to landfill.
The BBC competition also send us industrial quantites of flyers that we send most of to landfill.
You can always judge the seriousness of something by the volume of paper it wastes.

On a more fundamental level we are a social species which probably more explains why all these people feel the need to hang out together. I am anti-social. You can all fuck off.


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