With 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues at this years festival, it's kind of tough to cover them all. One of the highlights however has to be Jeremy Paxman's (of Newsnight and also beard fame) very own stage show rather simply entitled PAXO. Now what you may be dreaming of is a chance to grill Paxo as he has so famously done to many politicians and other figure heads in his time, and this would be your chance - with a good old fashioned grilling session being one aspect of the show, just don't mention Angela Merkel.
Edinburgh Fringe is known for it focus on comedic acts - who doesn't love a good stand up? This year is no different in that respect with many big name stars making there way up to Old Smokey to test their new material of hopefully receptive audiences. These range from big names like Jimmy Carr, to old names like Ruby Wax and lesser known people such as Kerry Goldliman, who stars with Ricky Gervais in Derek. Obligatory celebrity name drop over - this lean towards comedy at the Fringe leads to some pretty ingenious show titles, here's some of our favourites: Gavin Webster: A Controversial Title in Order to Sell Tickets, the rather depressingly named Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself and our personal favourite that were sure Lewis Carroll would love - Rob Rouse: Through the Looking Ass.
With all this and more to be seen at Ed Fringe 2014 (purposeful rhyme btw *takes a bow) don't forget that the Lady Boys of Bangkok are here between the 2nd - 24th and the one and only Sabai Pavilion is in Meadows! So make sure you come on down and say hello...........or should we say Swasdi.