Fred's playing his Trump card

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Having had a successful sell-out Scottish Tour in 2016 and ahead of his annual attendance at EdFringe, his 29th, Fred MacAulay is on the road again around Scotland, plus a few trips over Hadrian's Wall, with a stand-up show for 2017.

Fred MacAulay's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decadesCredit: Trudy Stade
Fred MacAulay's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decadesCredit: Trudy Stade

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 do you plan to celebrate the triggering of Article 50? And speaking of 'triggering', could Trump really kick off the war which will not only end all wars but also the whole freaking planet.

The world is in an awful mess, says Trump. "Donald, start flicking through the channels on your TV, mate. It's a beautiful place."

Someone should really show him some Attenborough programmes about tiny mammals. Fake shrews!

Fred says: "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 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 while it's under his stewardship. It's this kind of gesture which will, hopefully, make Trump think again.

As for Brexit, will it lead to the triggering of Indyref2? The gloves might soon be off with Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon. The gloves might but the shoes won't. And who, apart from Theresa May, saw an unplanned General Election coming.

As for Kezia Dugdale. Whoever is plucking her eyebrows, please stop.

Fred may 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'll have a good laugh about it all.

And so will you. Fred's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decades.

If you've seen him before, you know it's good comedy. And for new fans, come and see the man once described as "Scotland's rising star of comedy" and now "Legend".

Fred is at the Tait Hall, Kelso on Saturday, July 1, the Old Fire Station in Carlisle on Sunday, July 9, the Theatre Royal in Dumfries on Sunday, July 16 and at the Corn Exchange, Melrose on Sunday, July 23. For Kelso and Melrose book tickets at www.borderevents.com, for Carlisle www.oldfirestation.carlisle.city and for Dumfries theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:12AM
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