Janey Godley (pictured) is a Scottish comedian who used to be a pub landlady, and this week is being employed by the hotel for a three-day promotion, which, sadly, ends tomorrow. So if you or someone you know happens to be visiting Edinburgh, and could use a few laughs (or just wants something to look at while eating), then head over to the Indigo with an empty stomach!
The Guardian interviewed two men who were on the receiving end of Godley's room service shtick, and both seemed to thoroughly enjoy the performance:
"'It's the total novelty value. It's very strange but absolutely on the button. I arrived last night and I heard people talking about how if you order room service you get a comedian with it.'
Graydidge, 26, says he initially struggled with the concept. 'I thought comedian was a type of garnish. I really didn't get it but it sounds fun.'"
For now, the hotel only has vague plans to revive the room service comedian during this summer's Fringe Festival in August, though judging from the overwhelmingly positive response they've gotten, we wouldn't be surprised if another comedian shows up sooner than that.
Until then, guests will just have to rely on the new DirecTV feature coming to hotels to watch their favorite sitcoms. Which, unlike humans, come with a fast-forward button.