The Edinburgh Festival 2012's Funniest Comics Share Their New Jokes!
The sheer utter amazingness of the Edinburgh Festival – which started last week – doesn’t take a lot of explaining.
Basically, it’s the country’s finest comedians performing in a series of random locations across a city where you can drink 24 hours a day. For one whole month.
With that in mind, we thought we would celebrate this mammoth event by getting seven of our favourite stand-up comedians – all of whom are doing brand new shows in the Scottish capital this month – together in a pub for a few beers.
Needless to say, when they started telling us what it is that makes the Festival so great/bizarre/exhausting, there was a fair bit of laughter…
Bristolian funnyman who doesn't do short stories
“Edinburgh does attract some nutters. Over the month, you’ll get at least one proper mental at your show. The worst heckle I’ve had was someone collapsing. It had been going really well, and then this guy got up and started staggering towards the stage like he was drunk. I naturally started taking the p*ss – and suddenly he drops to the floor like a stone. There was panic, people were getting a doctor and
I didn’t know what was going on. He was OK, but I still had 15 minutes of my show left, and the atmosphere had changed somewhat!”
“I saw this article called 50 Things To Do Before You Die. I’d have thought the obvious one was ‘shout for help’. Didn’t even get a mention.”
Mark is performing at the Assembly – George Square Theatre from 1–27 August at 7.40pm
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