MacAulay & Co
Weekdays 9-23rd Aug
Free via BBC Website
Great Banter from hosts Fred MacAulay and Susan Calman introducing top guests from across the fringe. Today’s offerings were the excellent Adam Paige and his infectious loop-pedal driven grooves, US comic Michael Shay, the Ginge The Geordie & the Geek as well as comedy stalwarts Milton Jones, Ed Byrne and The Boy with the Tape on His Face.
McAulay and his able sidekick Calman prove affable hosts for the varied and excellent guest performances and interviews. It’s a lively mix of stand-up, sketches, music and general chitchat. This large venue was packed out and the whole show is broadcast live on Radio Scotland so you also get an insight into how it all works. Highly enjoyable and professional show as you would expect. Full marks to Ed Byrne for taking the time to chat to audience members after the show. Highly recommended. It’s a total bargain at nil pounds. FOUR STARS
Reviewer – David McMenemy