How I plan my Edinburgh Fringe show

Tomas Ahlbeck
4 min readJan 19, 2023

After the pandemic and some health issues I finally feel fit enough to focus on my stand up. And what better way to do that than return to Edinburgh Fringe in 2023.

But it is not just to pack a bag and go, you need months of preparation. Comedy stuff to write, venues to contact. Hotel and travel to book. And at least I also want to try my material on different clubs before being ready for the Edfringe stage.

I have written some articles here about to do apps and other stuff, but since then I have even simplified everything and changed my way of thinking.

I do not use a project manager app at all. They tend to be complicated and expensive, and since I don’t have a zillion of projects running, I can’t se the point in spending money on such apps.

Instead I base my planning on

- A pen and notebook
- Apple Notes
- Calendar
- Apple Reminders
- Apple Mail

I have ended up with these after some communication with Carl Pullein and watching his Youtube videos. I can recommend you to check out his videos, that will save you some time when figuring out your own personal way to work with projects. I have then adapted it to my own needs, and found a solution that…



Tomas Ahlbeck

Swedish Standup comedian, writer & diabetic. Published a few books, done a few gigs. ‘Sweden’s own dirty uncle, brilliant writing and some very dark humour.”