Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Roasted alive by Fred MacAulay

Last Thursday saw the opening of the Magners Comedy Festival in Glasgow. What a brilliant night it was! First of all there was a reception where they made us drink free cider so it got off to a very good start. The whole office went as it was Cara's (our intern's) leaving night and for some reason, I thought it would be fine to sit in the front row!
Of course it wasn't okay and Fred MacAulay (pictured here) was merciless with us. I thought I was going to laugh so much I'd stop breathing! I had a mild panic when he started fishing for what I did for a living and I muttered "public sector worker" under my breath. But of course he found out and that was it, I'd had it! From then on we were just centre of attention and you know how much I hate that lol.
Fred was brilliant. And he was a gentleman because I've since discovered that a certain member of staff offered to give him "the dirt" on me at the interval but he said google would keep him right. He also gave us a mention on his radio show the next day. And he got a really good laugh out of everyone else in the front row too so it wasn't just me.
Anyway the real point of all of this is to encourage you to go along to something in the festival and you can find out what's one by clicking here.
I'm sure they won't all be as funny as Fred, Parrot, Stu Who and my favourite of old Bruce Morton but if they're half as funny you'll be laughing anyway. And you know what they say about laughter being the best medicine. So go!

1 comment:

  1. The first rule of going to see comedy is NOT to sit in the front row. And don't stick your hand up if he asks if there's anyone in from, say... Paisley. This is true of anywhere but Fred has form with Paisley.