Nae man can tether time or tide

 Tom in full swing

Tom in full swing

It's always a wrench leaving Edinburgh, after seeing so many great shows and performing in front of such incredible Fringe audiences. How do people stay so enthusiastic after seeing five shows a day? In the rain? But still, time marches on, and the Imps have scattered back to their homes to rest up until October.

Over the years that the Imps have been performing in Edinburgh, the improv scene at the Fringe has exploded, with great acts like the Noise Next Door joining established favourites such as the Improverts - and our good selves - in giving audiences an incredible variety of comedy entertainment.

We honestly welcome the new arrivals: the more that audiences get used to how improv works, the more that we performers are free to experiment. We all grew up on 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and it was a great show, but there's a whole universe of possibilities in making things up on the spot, beyond games and zaniness. Expect a lot from the Imps on that front, in the year ahead.