Fred heads south to take Legally Bald to Maltings

The stand-up comedian and star of TV and radio, Fred MacAulay, performs his one-man Fringe show Legally Bald at Berwick’s Maltings Theatre on Wednesday, December 19, as part of his first tour of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Fred famously gave up his steady job in accountancy nearly 25 years ago to turn to a career in stand-up comedy. Now a household name through TV’s Have I Got News for You, QI, Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Just a Minute, he has hosted BBC Radio Scotland’s daily morning show MacAulay & Co for the last 15 years, as well as continuing to perform live in Scotland.

“Legally Bald sees Fred (and his forehead) reflecting on family life and the puzzling and sometimes infuriating state of the world,” writes his promoter. “With a bagful of great stories and witticisms, Fred is a warm and skilful performer, who is also noted for his incisive comments on anything that’s topical, and who never shies away from controversy.”

The show begins at 8pm, and tickets cost £16/£15. Contact 01289 330999 or go to