Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Edinburgh Fringe Festvial 2015

2015 Tour

It sounds like a wrong tennis score, but Twenty Fifteen is a hugely significant year for one of Scotland's best (and best loved) stand up comedians. Back on the road again after 18 years at BBC Radio Scotland,  Fred looks back on family life at home.....and forwards to how his country will shape up after the referendum of 2014. In his first tour since 2012 and with a new show, as well as looking backwards and forwards he'll probably look sideways at politics, sport, the environment and without this sounding too like a brief for a newspaper, there will undoubtably be a colour supplement with a look at 'celebrity'.

Venue Date Box Office Ticket Prices
September      
The Corby Cube
Corby
15-Sep 01536 470470
www.thecorecorby.com
£14.50/ £12.50
Marlowe Theatre Studio
Canterbury
16-Sep 01227 787787
www.marlowetheatre.com
£15/£13
Colston Hall
Bristol
18-Sep 0844 887 1500
www.colstonhall.org
£15
Edge Arts Centre
Much Wenlock
19-Sep 0844 8700 887
www.edgeartscentre.com
£15/£13
The Duchess
York
22-Sep 01904 641413
www.hyenalounge.com
£14/£12
Gala Theatre
Durham
23-Sep 03000 266600
www.galadurham.co.uk
£15/£13
Forum Theatre
Northallerton
25-Sep 01609 776230
www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk
£15/£13
The Witham Arts Centre 26-Sep 0844 884 2920
www.funnywaytobe.com
£12 adv/
£14 on door
Arts Centre
Colchester
29-Sep 01206 500900
www.colchesterartscentre.com
£15/£13
The Lowry
Salford Quays
30-Sep 0843 208 6010
www.the lowry.com
£14/£12
October
Kirkgate
Cockermouth
02-Oct 01900 829966
www.thekirkgate.com
£14
Arts Centre
Swindon
07-Oct 01793 524481
www.swindontheatres.co.uk
£15/£13
Playhouse
Norwich
09-Oct 01603 598598
www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
£16
Arts Centre
Whitstable
10-Oct 01227 281174
www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk
£12 adv/
£14 on door
Comedy Festival
Southport
20-Oct 0151 7094321
www.southportcomedyfestival.com
£10
Dome Studio
Brighton
21-Oct 01273 201 801
www.Brightoncomedyfestival
£14/£12
Royal Spa Studio
Leamington Spa
24-Oct 01926 334418
www.warwickdc.gov.uk/
£15/£13
The Square Chapel
Halifax
25-Oct 01422 305959 
www.halifaxcomedyfestival.com
£15
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 26-Oct 0113 213 7700
www.wyp.org.uk
The Stand
Newcastle
27-Oct 0844 693 3336
www.thestand.co.uk
£12/£10
Town Hall
Masham
28-Oct 01765 680200
www.wegottickets.com
£12/£10
Arts Centre
Bridport
30-Oc 01308 424204
www.bridport-arts.com
£14/£12
The Flavel
Dartmouth
31-Oct 01803 839530
www.theflavel.org.uk
£15/£13
November      
Arts Centre, Kingskerswell 01-Nov 01803 875527 
www.worldunlimited.co.uk
£12.50 adv/
£14 on door
Camberley Theatre
Camberley
02-Nov 01276 707600
www.camberleytheatre.biz
£14.00
Con £13.00
Club £12.00
The Ropewalk
Barton-upon-Humber
03-Nov 01652 660380
www.the-ropewalk.co.uk
Existing ticket holders will be immediately notified of the change.
£15.00
Comedy Junction
Sutton Coldfield
09-Nov www.eventbrite.co.uk/ £13.00
Junction
Cambridge
10-Nov 01223 511511
www.junction.co.uk
£15/13
Waterside Arts
Sale
11-Nov 0161 912 5616
www.watersideartscentre.co.uk
£15/£13
Arts House
Stratford-upon-Avon
13-Nov 01789 207100
www.stratfordartshouse.co.uk
£15/£13
Marine Theatre
Lyme Regis
16-Nov 01297 442138
http://www.marinetheatre.com
£14/£12
Forest Arts Centre
New Milton
17-Nov 01425 612393
www3.hants.gov.uk/forest
£15/£13
Ashcroft Arts Centre
Fareham
18-Nov 01329 223100
www3.hants.gov.uk/ashcroft
£15/£13
The Poly Theatre
Falmouth
21-Nov 01326 319461
www.thepoly.org/
15/£13
The Chapel Arts
Calstock
22-Nov 01726 879500
www.calstockarts.org
£14 adv/
£15 on door
The Maltings
Berwick-upon-Tweed
25-Nov 01289 330 999
www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
£23-£15
Landmark Arts
Teddington
28-Nov 020 8977 7558
www.landmarkartscentre.org

 

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Biography

Having presented the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co. on BBC Radio Scotland for almost 18 years and with a string of tv appearances, Fred’s on air witticisms and on screen reputation 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 he has gone on to be a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe (2015 will be his 27th Fringe) and at comedy festivals worldwide.

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, as well as the 2014 On The Road magazine programme with Martell Maxwell.

Appearances on many Radio 4 comedy panel shows including I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Just A Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz guarantee an audience for Fred’s Live stand-up tours.

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 was 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. Further charity challenges saw him kayak the Caledonian Canal for Sport Relief in temperatures as low as -18 celcius 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.

"Rib-achingly funny, one of the funniest men alive" Sunday Times