EDINBURGH FRINGE RECOMMENDATIONS 2017

Man, I’m really not very good at this blogging thing am I? Turns out you have to update it every once in a while not just once a year. There’s reason for this; lack of time, lack of confidence, general writers block. However the time for excuses is over, time for actually writing something is now…ish. Even this thing I wanted to do is a few weeks late. Sue me.

One thing I do seem to write about without fail is my annual Edinburgh Fringe Adventure; Every year I head up to Scotland’s capital, eat a full Scottish breakfast at the City Cafe, see as much comedy as I can and then tell you about it. However I’m not able to do this this time round, because I’m not at Edinburgh Fringe this year…

Myself and my girlfriend did not have the greatest start to 2017 as it featured such events as relatives getting hospitalised, my girlfriend getting hospitalised herself, and my day job just being especially awful. So I made an executive decision; We need a holiday, a proper summer holiday. So we’re skipping Edinburgh this year in favour of Gozo, a lovely looking island off the coast of Malta. Where as a ginger I expect to be dodging between every spot of shade I can find for fear of exploding in the hot Mediterranean sun.

So under the circumstances the best I can do is more of an Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation type thing; a list of acts I saw previews of in the run up to August or just acts I think are bloody awesome generally.

DECLARATION: Since I’m kinda, sorta, maybe in the comedy scene this list will contain acts I’ve either gigged with, hung out with, bothered on Twitter or even consider friends. So please take the following however you want based on that information.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE ADVENTURE 2016

Well, it has been a while since I updated anything isn’t it? It’s amazing how much depression, anxiety and just general bone idleness can get in the way of getting stuff done. However nothing better than my annual Edinburgh Fringe Adventure post to get me back into the swing of things!

However in previous adventures I was joined by my friend/producer/sound monkey Pete, not the case this year. Apparently he had much more important things to do with his time and money this time round. Without his now legendary hit list for Fringe shows I was pretty much flying blind. However this year I was fortunate enough to be joined by my awesome and lovely girlfriend and with her own comedy leanings and my complete guess work I think we did a good job. Once again when we arrived we were greeted by glorious sunshine which confused the Hell out of us, however on our last day it had turned to something more wetter and familiar.

So the following is a run down for the things we managed to see in our 3 day getaway. As per previous posts I am by no means a professional reviewer, I just like writing about the fun/crap things I see. Also as time goes on and I get more “known” in the “industry” I am actually starting to get friendly with some of these comedian types so it’s getting harder and harder to be impartial, so take what you want from these glorified scribbles.

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THE PIPCAST: WE LOVE DEADPOOL

So Deadpool was really good, wasn’t it? I’d say so as it earned $284.5 million worldwide on opening weekend, not bad for a film Fox didn’t want to make!

I’m joined by my chum James Wood as we discuss the film, the ongoing X Men films & also what mutants we would like so see pop up in them. There’s some random ones…

THE PIPCAST: We Love Deadpool

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THE PIPCAST: MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES OF 2016

So since we pretty much covered movies we were looking forward to this year that means it’s time to move onto the other love of our lives; VIDIYA GAMMEZ! Me and my good chum James Wood have a look at some upcoming releases for PS4 & PC that caught our eye including X COM 2, Farcry Primal and…Digimon!?! No XBone games here I’m afraid since neither of us own one so we don’t care.

THE PIPCAST: Most Anticipated Games of 2016

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THE PIPCAST: Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

So 2015 is officially done and in the past, because that’s how time works I’m told. With that in mind we turn our attentions to 2016 and it looks like it’s going to be quite a year at the cinema. Being joined by my good friend Greg Kirby we go through the coming year and chat about our most anticipated (and least anticipated) films coming out in the next 12 months; including Deadpool, Civil War, Batman VS Superman, Suicide Squad, and an upcoming Underworld sequel that exists for  some reason.

THE PIPCAST: Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

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THE PIPCAST: BEST OF 2015

Okay so now now we have got all the negativity out of the way let get on to the upbeat, hopeful & nice part of the proceedings; What was the best 2015 had to offer in the way of movies, games, comics, TV shows and all things geekery? Me and my chum James Wood attempt to work that out through collective remembering, sensible discussion and a little bit of ranting.

THE PIPCAST: Best of 2015

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THE PIPCAST: Worst of 2015

So 2015 was a thing. We didn’t get hover boards, the zombie uprising hasn’t started yet, but we did get some pretty decent movies/games/comics. However first me & my stalwart friend James Woods have to get the negativity out of the way first as we go through some of the worst examples of geeky things last year had to offer.

THE PIPCAST: Worst of 2015

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