Edinburgh 2017 & Beyond!
I’m back from a month in Edinburgh at the biggest Arts festival in the world and I’m exhausted. 72 shows in total. It was the best month I’ve ever had in Edinburgh. I moved up in size venue and was worried about selling the extra tickets. If you’re not on TV every week then you wonder where, why & how people would come to see you, but I was delighted to be able to walk out to very busy rooms, and many sell out nights. I was reviewed really well ( which does help) but I feel the audience reviews are the best. To anyone that sent me a tweet/FB message they really do give you a great confidence boost. I had some cracking nights, which people who have been back year after year to see me, it really felt that this year I was getting my own audience which is what I was looking for. I did 25 1- hour shows of ‘Did you get here alright’ and while I had a few tough ones on the whole 90% of the gigs were a success.
I also hosted ‘Andrew Ryan’s Pick of the fringe” everyday at 12.15pm and had guest comedians on doing 10 minute slots and that was so much fun. I think that helped me a lot this year in terms of enjoying Edinburgh. Hanging out with people, getting up early to pop off for a show, also just settle in to the day with an early gig.
I’m back home now in St Albans and really missing the festival. I met some really great people, got to know loads of comedians from across the world and felt that I have really upped my game in terms of writing. It was my 4th Edinburgh in a row, and to walk out to people who already knew me made it really sweet.
I performed at the Edinburgh playhouse in front of 3000 people, a gig I have been lucky to do the last 4 years at the festival and this year was my best slot. I came off after thinking “imagine doing that 4 or 5 nights a week on tour” Wow!
Speaking of tours- I’m on my first UK tour this year starting at the end of September in Liverpool. I’m on tour with Chris Kent ( who is from Cork also) and a very funny man. We are hitting, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester, Guildford, Banbury, Darlington, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Newcastle. Tickets will be on sale in a day or so.
I’m also in Cork in September for the Cork Comedy Festival. Doing a solo show at The Cork Opera House and also a guest spot. Tickets on sale now !! ( links on the gigs page)
Thanks for coming to see me if you did in Edinburgh and I’m back working hard and writing and my chin is up and ready to go!