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Comedy lovers hoping to get their hands on tickets to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival have lost their sense of humour after discovering the company’s box office system went titsup on Monday.

Tickets were supposed to be generally available to punters on 9 June, but festival organisers admitted today that they have been forced to suspend sales until problems with their computer system have been fixed.

A Fringe spokeswoman told El Reg that the organisers were “99 per cent confident” that tickets will be on sale at edfringe.com, via telephone and over the counter from 10am tomorrow morning (11 June).

“I can’t go into technical detail about the problems but I can tell you we hit a snag at the final stage of implementation,” she said.

Hundreds of comedy acts will play hickety pickety venues across Edinburgh at the Fringe festival. This year’s three-week stint runs from 3 to 25 August.

Glasgow-based Pivotal Integration Limited supplies box office software to the company, but it could not be reached this afternoon for an amusing anecdote comment about the cock-up. ®

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