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With his popular morning radio show and a string of TV credits, he is still one of the most famous faces of Scottish comedy. His on screen reputation and on air witticisms are the product of years of experience on the live circuit, including a stint as the first ever-Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.

Arriving late to the world of stand-up comedy, starting at the age of 31, he has gone on to be a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe (clocking up his 26th year there in 2014) and at comedy festivals worldwide. He has been presenting the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co on BBC Radio Scotland since June 1997.

He has successfully featured in and presented many programmes for BBC TV: he hosted the talk show McCoist and MacAulay and presented Life According to Fred, Hoots, Simply Fred and Scots on the Box.

He has appeared as a guest on many Radio 4 comedy panel shows:

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Just A Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz.

On national television he has been a panelist on shows including Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News For You. In addition he has been a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson twice on US television and his performance at The Montreal Comedy Festival has been shown coast to coast in North America as well.

He lasted 7 out of 11 nights when he sang on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2007. Further charity challenges saw him kayak the Caledonian Canal for Sport Relief in temperatures as low as -18 Celsius and in 2011 he scaled Mt Kilimanjaro. His West Highland Way-hey walk was broadcast on Hogmanay 2012 on STV.

Before his comedy career took off, he studied at the University of Dundee and graduated with an MA in Accountancy and Jurisprudence. He received an honorary doctorate (LLD) from the same University in 2006 in appreciation of his time there as Rector.

He is married with three grown up children. He is much in demand as an after-dinner speaker and awards presenter, which has taken him to Australia, Hong Kong, America, Iceland, France and Spain.

Details

Date:
July 17
Time:
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£10
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Venue

The Tavistock Theatre at The Bedford
Phone:
0208 682 8940
77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, sw12 9HD United Kingdom
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Website:
www.thebedford.co.uk

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Location
The Tavistock Theatre , 2nd Floor

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It’s back and better than ever! South London gets its ribs seriously tickled at Banana Cabaret’s 2014 Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 July

“The Balham Comedy Festival celebrates all that’s great about the live comedy scene - motivated by a love of all that’s great in stand-up. ” Harry Hill

A raft of home grown and international talent descends on The Bedford across 8 nights and 9 days of uproarious hilarity, giving comedy fans a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with artists they know, and those they don’t know they love yet but soon will! There will also be special daytime events for parents with children plus complimentary comedy workshops.

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  • Fred Macaulay

    July 17 @ 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Contact Info

     

    All shows are at The Bedford in Balham

    Phone:    0208 682 8940
    Email:     pamela@bananacabaret.co.uk
    Address: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD