Edinburgh Fringe 2015 – Day 2

In a ridiculous turn of events, my show was again full to capacity yesterday and I had to turn an almost entire audience away.

This being my fourth year at the Kilderkin and having really struggled for audience at previous shows there, having people filling half the pub to queue before my show starts is something that is taking a bit of getting used to.

One of the downsides of having a full room is that the quiz is a lot more difficult to do as there are more people and a limited about of whiteboards and pens, but this is a problem I can live with. The quiz still needs work, but I think I’m just about getting there.

The show itself felt a bit flatter than the previous day, I didn’t feel quite as sharp and some of my audience interactions didn’t go quite so well. Sundays do tend to be a bit quieter than Saturdays, although I’ve done many gigs that disprove this. But saying that, I still made £75 in the bucket at the end, and people said some very nice things afterwards.

For the second day in a row, I was also bought a pint by an audience member. It wasn’t on stage this time, unfortunately. But it was still appreciated, especially as the bloke said he would be telling all his friends to come along.

It’s going to be interesting to see how audience numbers go over the next week. There will inevitably be a dip midweek, so I’m bracing myself for that. But you can never truly know with the Fringe being the Fringe.

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