Top 15 Fringe Celebrity Spots

Throughout August, our amazing bucket shakers helped to make 2016 a record Fringe at the Pleasance in more ways than one.

Not content with collecting a staggering £39,000 in loose change to support our work, the intrepid team embarked on an epic celebrity spot. The celebrities in question were only too happy to oblige with a photo.

Here’s a selection of our 15 favourites (in no particular order) …

Radio 4's Scot of chioice, Susan Calman, joins in the bucket shaking fun with self-confessed 'human jukebox', Kirsty Newton. Radio 4’s Scot of choice, Susan Calman, joins in the bucket shaking fun with self-confessed ‘human jukebox’, Kirsty Newton.

 

dara o briain Shamelessly interrupting Dara O Briain’s enjoyment of the Olympic cycling coverage from Rio. He was thoroughly decent about it though!

 

Bonus points to the ever supportive Marcus Brigstocke for wearing his Tartan Ribbon with pride. Bonus points to the ever supportive Marcus Brigstocke for wearing his Tartan Ribbon with pride.

 

David O'Doherty showing his considerable flair for the undervalued art of the selfie. David O’Doherty showing his considerable flair for the undervalued art of the selfie.

 

Russell Howard, fresh from performing at our Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit. Russell Howard, fresh from performing at our Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit.

 

Not the best photo, but we assure you that is Mark Watson. Another amazing act on the Tartan Ribbon line up put together by the Pleasance. Not the best photo, but we assure you that is Mark Watson. Another amazing act on the Tartan Ribbon line up put together by the Pleasance.

 

The legend that is Ruby Wax! Apologies to the photo bomber, you look familiar and may be famous but we can't place you. Answers on a postcard! The legend that is Ruby Wax! Apologies to the photo bomber, you look familiar and may be famous but we can’t place you. Answers on a postcard please!

 

The wonderful Nina Conti swaps her ventriloquist's dummy for bucket shaker, Gemma! The wonderful Nina Conti swaps her usual ventriloquist’s doll for bucket shaker, Gemma!

 

rob-beckett Sharing flat cap stories with Rob Beckett. The man in the back looks gutted he doesn’t have one!

 

Terrible Blackadder puns at the ready. Everyone's favourite Darling, Tim McInnerny (sorry)! Terrible Blackadder puns at the ready. Everyone’s favourite Darling, Tim McInnerny (sorry)!

 

Mathew Horne and bucket shaker, Gemma, both looking remarkably fresh faced - must have been early in the Fringe! Mathew Horne and bucket shaker, Gemma, both looking remarkably fresh faced – must have been early in the Fringe!

 

Just as Al Murray thought he'd found a quiet corner of the Pleasance... Just as Al Murray thought he’d found a quiet corner of the Pleasance…

 

Man of many voices, Alistair McGowan, making a big impression! Man of many voices, Alistair McGowan, making a big impression!

 

Everyone's favourite character actor, Alun Armstrong, bringing some much needed gravitas to proceedings. Everyone’s favourite character actor, Alun Armstrong, bringing some much needed gravitas to proceedings.

 

Caption competition time with Have I Got News For You's Ian Hislop. Caption competition time with Have I Got News For You’s Ian Hislop.

 

Despite this evidence to the contrary, you could never describe bucket shaking as a glamorous task. It is, however, fundamentally important to our work supporting people living with HIV or Hepatitis C.

Our relationship with the Pleasance is a big part of that story and you can find out more about both organisations in this video.