Big Day Out

Three men of varying sizes guide you on a day trip of comic characters and sketches. This is their Edinburgh story.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Ultimate (posted by Matt)

Well that’s it. It’s amost all over. After 31 days, 25 shows, 10,000 flyers, 1,500 posters, more pints of cider than I dare tell my mother, more dinners out than Michael Winner, celebrity spotting, boozing, schmoozing and laughing, Big Day Out’s Edinburgh Festival is about to come to an end. More than 1,000 people have bought tickets to see our sketch show, we have sold out more times than not, received a total of 11 stars from reviewers and rubbed shoulders with comedians, writers and producers who have been unbelievably kind about our Edinburgh debut. But this is not the time for boasting; this is a time for rather more humble reflection, if I am capable of such things. It’s been a struggle, at times an expensive one, often a stressful one, but somehow Lewis, Will and I created a show that people wanted to come and see, to tell their friends about and in many cases get in touch with us. But to all the people who made the trip over the border and searched us out in our cosy little venue, thank you. To all the people who sent messages of support, thank you. And to all our friends, family and loved ones who have not seen enough of us, felt ignored in place of larking about with hats and dresses, listened to us talking endlessly about the intricacies of our inter-sketch politics, thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s been an amazing, emotional, funny, tiring, hungover, painful, unforgettable experience, but we have one more show to do before, I fear, it’s back to the real world.