Or at least it's started for me. I went to see two comedy shows, both free, today. One featured four comedians, each doing about 10 minutes of comedy each. It was worth every penny.
The other was Aaand Now for Something Completely Improvised. And yes, the actors did improvise. The audience reluctantly suggested plot points and then a story was then acted around the suggestions. Now that was worth the one pound donation I gave them. Actually it was worth more than that, but for some reason I was feeling miserly today.
Oh, and this is what Royal Mile looked like in March.
Now here is what it looked like today.
And the festival hasn't even officially started yet!