You can bet on Fred for a good laugh

COMEDY icon Fred MacAulay says headlining the inaugural BIG KIC Comedy Festival is an "accolade" he's "happy to take".

Wednesday, 19th May 2010, 4:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2010, 4:59 pm

This summer will see MacAulay return to the stage with a number of festival dates, including his Kilsyth appearance on August 13. With his radio show MacAulay and Co. taking up most of his time these days, the 53-year-old admits he's glad to be getting out from behind the desk.

He said: "It's a long time since I've done anything like this in a small town like Kilsyth, I'm looking forward to it.

"Every now and again I get back out and about doing some stand-up and people go: 'He's still doing stand up?' But I've been at the Fringe in one form or another since 1989."

Fred will perform in the 1,200 capacity big top tent in Colzium Lennox Estate, a type of venue he admits can be a challenge.

"Performing in something like a big top is a bit different to a normal arena," said MacAulay.

"It depends how they lay out the seating. It could be that the audience is round 180 degrees, then you have to adjust your performance to suit."

He added: "It's always great to get back on stage. I've always said if it wasn't for all the travelling and the fact that it's not the most lucrative part, I would do stand up five nights a week, maybe even six.

"It's a great feeling to be on stage, it isn't like anything else.

That's why I'm looking forward to doing all these festivals like Kilsyth this year."