Well-known comic claims he’s “executed” with Edinburgh Fringe

A FAMOUS comic has claimed that he’s “executed” with the Edinburgh Fringe after discovering a month-long flat keep will value him £9,000.

Henning Wehn is a staple within the Scottish capital, having carried out on the Edinburgh Fringe for a whopping 17 years in a row.

Nevertheless, the 49-year-old seems to be to have thrown within the towel after the eye-wateringly excessive costs he was being quoted for a keep within the metropolis throughout August 2024.

Wehn, initially from Hagen, Germany, revealed that even one thing so simple as a camper van on a punter’s driveway would value him a sky-high £7,000 through the competition’s run.

The comedian took to social media final Tuesday to vent his frustrations, saying: “Yesterday I used to be flat attempting to find the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Going price for bathroom commonplace two-bedroom flat for the month appears to be £9,000. [Fellow comedian] Nik Coppin has noticed a camper van on somebody’s drive for £7,000 for the month.

“I believe that’s me executed with the Fringe.”

Wehn’s rant has since obtained over 3,900 likes and greater than 300 feedback from customers left shocked on the baffling costs being thrown round.

Nik Coppin commented: “I’ll be staying beneath a bridge throughout Edinburgh Fringe ‘24, ready for 3 goats to try to cross, so I can have one thing to eat in August.”

Henning Wehn was outraged when he found a flat would value him £9000 for a month-long keep in August 2024.

One other wrote: “I used to work in a name centre with a man who had inherited a bedsit close to Waverley Station. He used to make extra from that flat in August than we obtained in our fundamental pay for a 12 months.”

A 3rd joked: “Scottish hospitality. I stay in Edinburgh close to Blackford Hill. My two-bed property is yours for the competition in alternate for half a dozen tickets in your present.

“There are home guidelines – no toes on the seats and bins out each second Tuesday. I’ve mates I can stick with.

“My intuition is that if performers (established or newbies) are coming to Edinburgh Pageant and Fringe then we Edinburghers ought to welcome, host and accommodate them quite than rob them.”

One other recommended: “You’d be cheaper staying in Glasgow and getting the prepare or bus by means of to Edinburgh.”

A fifth replied: “Yeah, big points with the town fleecing these wanting to go to. This alongside the cancel tradition that appears to be taking place means I concern for the competition a bit.”

Rents within the capital have skyrocketed this 12 months with common properties seeing a 15.1% rise to £1,477 within the second quarter of this 12 months, based on the most recent Citylets report.

In Could this 12 months, the Edinburgh Night Information reported that Fringe lodging flats had been being put available on the market for as much as £34,000 for only one month.

Henning final carried out on the 2022 Fringe together with his hit present It’ll All Come Out within the Wash.

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