Monthly Archives: August 2012

Black Hat & Critical Thinking at the Fringe

At the Edinburgh Fringe a show can be made or broken by a good review. With over 2000 shows a day how do you make a decision, social media, word of mouth or a cunning flyerer? More often than not … Continue reading

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Yellow Hat Thinking, Talking Positive with Adam Hills

 The Yellow hat is the thinking hat of speculative positivity and it’s this hat that I struggle most with. Boundless positivity is an unnatural quality in a comedian, we are typically wingers, critics and smart asses who endlessly seek out … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box at the Fringe

During the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe I saw something that changed the way I thought about creativity. It wasn’t a large-scale theatrical production from an acclaimed European director nor was it a philosophical hour of genre busting post-modern comedy; it was … Continue reading

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One Hat Two Hat White Hat Blue Hat

This is my seventh year performing at the world’s biggest arts festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This year I’m using Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats as a guide for my stand up show, and my five part blog about … Continue reading

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