Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Festival sketches

nicholas parsons happy hour
Nicholas Parsons, 85 year old presenter of BBC Radio’s ‘Just a minute’ has a show every year at the fringe festival presenting up and coming comedians and entertainers. This comedian was only 18 years old and did a very funny turn where he told the story of his father giving him ‘the shaving talk’ which he had thought was the ‘facts of life talk’. It was ripe with confusion – his father saying things like ‘The first time you’ll probably bleed’, and ‘I’ve given your mother a rash when I haven’t done it properly’.
moving melvin
Moving Melvin was a great song and dance act on the show.
royal mile
The Royal Mile is full of strange and wonderful sights, street entertainers and people promoting their shows in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways.
elephant house
The Elephant House café has a lovely light back room with a wonderful view of the Greyfriars church yard and Edinburgh castle. This is famously the café where JK Rowling sat for hours writing Harry Potter.


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Wow, your sketches at Edinburgh ae so lively and you are having such a great time. Hey, about Ms Rowling and Harry Potter. I saw No 5 film the other evening and honestly it wasn't very good - plot roamed all over the place, no focus. Seems like Ms Rowling drank too much coffee at that venue.

9/01/2009 11:52 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

If that was the last film - yes I saw it with Hugo and didn't enjoy it much. However I have enjoyed reading the books to the kids, so I think it was more a problem with the film script.

9/03/2009 3:40 PM  

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