Hey friends, I’m currently in the beautiful city of Edinburgh – showing my comedy wares at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival. (When I say, “showing my comedy wares,” I actually mean I’m performing a comedy show at the festival.) The Edinburgh Fringe is great’ it’s like summer camp for alcoholic comedians; you go out to all hours every night to the point where, “sober becomes the new drunk.”
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east. Though people are quite nice (when you’re able to understand what they are saying) there are some kinda f*cked up things about Scotland.
My show I’m performing at the festival is called, “Ironic/NOT Ironic.” I find many ironic things about Scotland. First, whenever you walk into a neighborhood, and you become scared by small children wearing tracksuits, you know you’re in a very dodgy, Trainspotting part of town.
The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are really ironic. The difference between the two is like night and day. Edinburgh is home to such tourist delights as the Edinburgh Castle and the biggest comedy festival in the world; Glasgow is home to scary pubs that have the atmosphere of a Uday and Qusay Hussein rape room.
After spending a few days in Glasgow here are 5 F**ked Up Things I encountered.