American comedy star Amy Schumer is coming to Edinburgh – but do costly tickets really mean good comedy?
When it was announced last week that Trainwreck star and US stand-up comedian of the moment Amy Schumer would come to Edinburgh’s Playhouse for one night only in August, we all got a little bit excited.
She is one of our favourite people, after all.
Sadly our bubble has been dramatically burst. Reports on Twitter and via ticket sales websites suggest that one ticket to see Schumer in action could cost the buyer anywhere from £56 through official channels to an eye-watering £250 on some re-sale sites, not including that ever-infuriating delivery fee.
The most common cost we’ve seen banded around the internet is £110, for what will probably be around an hour and a half’s worth of grins and giggles.
That’s more than £1.20 per minute.
The @amyschumer ticks for Edinburgh are so expensive dunno what to dooooo 😭😂 want to see her so bad but I'm skint
— jenn (@jesuisjennn) June 9, 2016
£110 to see Amy Schumer at the Playhouse during Edinburgh International Festival. Way to price out the locals.
— Stu Anderson (@stugone) June 8, 2016
O2 Priority presale for the gig opened yesterday and general pre-sale is happening today, with the remainder of the tickets becoming available for mere mortals like ourselves tomorrow (Fri 10 Jun) at 10am.
Schumer’s live performance happens to fall on August 30, the day after the end of Edinburgh’s famous comedy-filled Fringe.
Known for its wide array of free or ‘pay what you like’ live stand-up and sketch shows, we’re pretty sure you could get an entire month’s worth of entertainment at the Fringe for the cost of one single Amy Schumer ticket.
Here’s how far £110 will get you at this year’s Fringe:
Al Murray – The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together (Work in Progress) – £19.50
Josie Long: Work in Progress – £12.00
Limmy: Daft Wee Stories – £17.50
Bridget Christie: Mortal – £12.00
Omid Djalali: Schmuck for a Night – £19.00
Norris & Parker: See You at the Gallows – £9.50
Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress – £10.00
Fern Brady: Male Comedienne – £9.00
Burnistoun Live at the Fringe – £15.00
Joe Lycett: That’s the Way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett – £15.00
Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter – Pay what you want
Beardyman: One Album Per Hour – £14.00
Jimeoin: Renonsense Man – £17.50
Richard Brown: Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? Everybody Look, It’s Richard Brown! – £5.00 or pay what you want
Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper – £10.00
Loren O’Brien: Who? – £10.00
Stewart Lee: Content Provider – £10.00
Will Franken: Little Joe – £8.00
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