The morning after 29 Aug 2006
Al Pitcher at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Here it is the final week. Tickets are sold. Throats are ruined. Egos are damaged. Over two million visitors to Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I would love to say I have met most of them at my show, but to be honest I haven't. But the Kiwis have flown comedic flag high, and can be proud on the world stage yet again.
Jarred Christmas with The Geek Show has been a critical success, and the young whippersnapper is one for the future. Rhys Darby, also an Edinburgh favourite, has come close to winning awards. I've been happy with my show and I feel I have gained loyal fans for the first time.
It is such a bubble up here. I even saw a protest against the Middle East crisis the other day and thought it was a new show coming to town. People don't understand just what it is like up here, and like I say to every new visitor, "come back again you big galah".
People are willing to do anything to publicise their shows. Nakedness, streaking, and juggling are the favourite three. To be honest I need to get better at this publicity malarky. I play somewhat of a humble character when talking to the public, when maybe a naked version of me would boost ticket sales.
I will be on the train home on Tuesday with the many other thousands of performers who find themselves in debt and living off weetabix for the next month. Thank you to all the people that came to my show and I really mean this thank you to the lady from ngongotaha who freaked me out by revealing midshow that she had a crush on me when i was 7.
Good luck and see you at Ed-Fest 2007
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