Fred is re­turn­ing to make La­nark­shire laugh again

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Jonathan Ged­des

He is one of Scot­land’s most pop­u­lar fun­ny­men – and Fred MacAu­lay will be back in La­nark­shire next month.

The co­me­dian, TV and ra­dio pre­sen­ter and writer will play East Kil­bride’s Arts Cen­tre on Sun­day, July 30.

The evening will show­case Fred’s new­est ma­te­rial, ahead of his trip to the Ed­in­burgh Fringe in Au­gust, his 29th ap­pear­ance at the mas­sive Ed­in­burgh fes­ti­val.

With so much hap­pen­ing po­lit­i­cally at home and abroad, there is no short­age of ma­te­rial for co­me­di­ans.

Are you wor­ried about the fu­ture after Brexit?

How did you cel­e­brate the trig­ger­ing of Ar­ti­cle 50?

And speak­ing of ‘trig­ger­ing’, could Trump re­ally kick off the war that will not only end all wars, but the whole freak­ing planet?

Fred might not have the an­swers to po­lit­i­cal ques­tions, or else he would have been on Ques­tion Time, but one thing is for sure, after nearly 30 years on stage, he will have a good laugh about it all, and so will the au­di­ence.

Fred’s brand of hu­mour mixes cheek, sar­casm and satire and he has en­ter­tained peo­ple for three decades.

He said: “Ev­ery co­me­dian worth his salt has Trump ma­te­rial.

“I’m prob­a­bly the only comic who has suf­fered per­son­ally as a re­sult of his elec­tion.

“Turn­berry is one of my favourite golf cour­ses, but as a small per­sonal protest against Trump’s bla­tant racism and misog­yny I’ve de­creed that I’ll never play the course again whilst it’s un­der his stew­ard­ship.

“It’s this kind of ges­ture that will hope­fully make Trump think again...”

If you have seen Fred be­fore, you know it is good com­edy.

And for new fans, it is worth go­ing and see the man once de­scribed as “Scot­land’s ris­ing star of com­edy” and now called a “Leg­end” in re­views.

MacAu­lay’s na­tional TV ap­pear­ances in­clude stints on Mock the Week, QI, Have I Got News For You, and The Late Late Show.

He is per­haps best known for the long-run­ning BBC Ra­dio Scot­land pro­gramme MacAu­lay and Co.

It ran for 18 years be­fore stop­ping in 2015, let­ting Fred fo­cus on his stand-up ca­reer again.

Tick­ets to see Fred are avail­able from www.sll­cbox­of­, by calling into the venue it­self or by phon­ing 01355 261000.

They are priced at £14/£12con­ces­sion and the show starts at 8pm. Visit www. fred­ or fol­low him on Twit­ter at @fred­macaulay for more in­for­ma­tion on Fred.

Lots of laughs Fred MacAu­lay will per­form in East Kil­bride

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