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0101Hastings - Vee - Mccabe And Delaney20171017Fred MacAulay presents some of the UK's top stand-up comedians, recorded in Edinburgh.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Canadian John Hastings gives an insight into his love life, Sindhu Vee jokes about her family, Susie McCabe talks holidays and Gary Delaney delivers a series of blistering one liners.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0102Macdonald - Omotayo - Caulfield And Foot2017102420191122 (BBC7)
20191123 (BBC7)
20191117 (R4)
Fred MacAulay presents some of the UK's top comedians performing in Edinburgh.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Jamie MacDonald jokes about his life as a blind comedian, Jo Caulfield bemoans relationships, Funmbi Omotayo tells us about his experiences with the police and Paul Foot... well, Paul Foot needs to be heard to be believed.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand-up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Producer: Richard Melvin

Jamie MacDonald jokes about his life as a blind comedian, Jo Caulfield bemoans relationships, Funmbi Omotayo tells us about his experiences with the police and Paul Foot... well, Paul Foot needs to be heard to be believed.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0103Lyons - Mazadza - Jones And Delaney2020010520200110 (BBC7)
20200111 (BBC7)
Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand-up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Zoe Lyons shares her insights into Buddhism, newcomer Wayne Mazadza integrates into British life, Rosie Jones doesn't let being northern hold her back, and the relentless Gary Delaney delivers a barrage of unstoppable one liners.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay presents Zoe Lyons, Wayne Mazadza, Rosie Jones and Gary Delaney.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Zoe Lyons shares her insights into Buddhism, newcomer Wayne Mazadza integrates into British life, Rosie Jones doesn't let being northern hold her back, and the relentless Gary Delaney delivers a barrage of unstoppable one liners.

Fred MacAulay presents Zoe Lyons, Wayne Mazadza, Rosie Jones and Gary Delaney.

0103Lyons - Mazadza - Jones And Nelson20171031Fred MacAulay presents Zoe Lyons, Wayne Mazadza, Rosie Jones and Mark Nelson.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand-up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Zoe Lyons shares her insights into Buddhism, newcomer Wayne Mazadza integrates into British life, Rosie Jones doesn't let being northern hold her back, and Mark Nelson lovingly overcomes the worst for his favourite child.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0104Johns - Storrie - Brister And Graffoe2017110720191213 (BBC7)
20191214 (BBC7)
20191208 (R4)
Fred MacAulay presents some of the UK's top stand-up comedians, recorded in Edinburgh.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand-up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Dave Johns tells tales of coping with stardom following the success of I, Daniel Blake, Glaswegian Ashley Storrie tries to get one over her father at Christmas time, Jen Brister is proud to not to be a biological mother, and Boothby Graffoe is himself and cares not what anyone thinks.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0105Cook - Sutherland - Brimson - Waugh20171114Fred MacAulay presents some of the UK's top stand-up comedians, recorded in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, the unstoppable Jason Cook tells a story about performing on a cruise ship, JoJo Sutherland lets slip some of her supermum secrets, Eddy Brimson survives a terrorist attack, and Scotsman Gareth Waugh has a plan to save the bees.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0105Cook - Sutherland - Vee - Waugh2019121520191220 (BBC7)
20191221 (BBC7)
Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, the unstoppable Jason Cook tells a story about performing on a cruise ship, JoJo Sutherland lets slip some of her supermum secrets, Sindu Vee tries to explain the leniency of her parenting compared to what can be found in India, and Scotsman Gareth Waugh has a plan to save the bees.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Fred MacAulay presents some of the UK's top stand-up comedians, recorded in Edinburgh.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, the unstoppable Jason Cook tells a story about performing on a cruise ship, JoJo Sutherland lets slip some of her supermum secrets, Sindu Vee tries to explain the leniency of her parenting compared to what can be found in India, and Scotsman Gareth Waugh has a plan to save the bees.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0106 LASTTonkinson - Mctavish - Kugblenu And Ferry20171121Fred MacAulay presents some of the UK's top stand-up comedians, recorded in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best - pure stand up comedy. Recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, Paul Tonkinson realises that he's suddenly become middle-aged, Vladimir McTavish tries his hand at smuggling for the first time, Athena Kugblenu explains how a huge race row was narrowly avoided, and the legendary Mick Ferry starts some rumours that he can't control.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Ria Lina - Eshaan Akbar - Susan Riddell - Hal Cruttenden20190402Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t - yet.

In this first episode, Fred introduces the incredible Ria Lina who celebrates her favourite child with her unique parenting style, the challenging Eshaan Akbar sees through thinly-veiled racism on public transport, the self-confessed underdressed Susan Riddell wants part of her body to be dishwasher friendly, and one of the country’s favourite stand-ups Hal Cruttenden plans his own funeral down to the gristly end.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the country's best comedians, recorded live in Glasgow.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

In this first episode, Fred introduces the incredible Ria Lina who celebrates her favourite child with her unique parenting style, the challenging Eshaan Akbar sees through thinly-veiled racism on public transport, the self-confessed underdressed Susan Riddell wants part of her body to be dishwasher friendly, and one of the country’s favourite stand-ups Hal Cruttenden plans his own funeral down to the gristly end.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0202Justin Moorhouse - Gareth Waugh - Ninia Benjamin - Gary Little20190409Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t - yet.

In this unpredictable show, Fred introduces four hand picked favourites. Gareth Waugh makes a triumphant return to the show, only to discover that the games he played as a child were perhaps not quite the same as everyone else. The explosive Ninia Benjamin has strong views on European politics and Justin Moorhouse has even stronger views on the extravagance that his kids now expect on holiday. To close the show, Fred has invited his fellow Scot Gary Little down to The Stand - and if anyone can do an entire set about a frying pan, it's Gary.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the country's best comedians, recorded live in Glasgow.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0203Jess Robinson - Raul Kohli - Elf Lyons - Chris Forbes20190416Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t - yet.

As well as Fred's tales of bringing up dogs now the kids have left, this episode is packed with great stand-up, impressions and even inspiration. Jess Robinson has got a new twist on Six Degrees of Separation, while Geordie comedian Raul Kohli makes his first return to Glasgow since "the incident". Elf Lyons cements herself as everyone's favourite imaginary friend and Glasgow's Chris Forbes headlines the show with two examples of inspiration and self belief - one more authentic than the other.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the country's best comedians, recorded live in Glasgow.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0204Micky Bartlett - Jay Lafferty - Stuart Mitchell - Andy Askins20190423Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t - yet.

This show sees Micky Bartlett share his opinions on Northern Irish politics as well as living with a partner for the first time, while Jay Lafferty speaks for a generation that didn't grow up with dating apps. Stuart Mitchell has changed his life by appearing to be a serial killer and, to close the show, one of the most respected stand-up comedians in the country - the outstanding Andy Askins.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the country's best comedians, recorded live in Glasgow.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This show sees Micky Bartlett share his opinions on Northern Irish politics as well as living with a partner for the first time, while Jay Lafferty speaks for a generation that didn't grow up with dating apps. Stuart Mitchell has changed his life by appearing to be a serial killer and, to close the show, one of the most respected stand-up comedians in the country - the outstanding Andy Askins.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0205Dana Alexander - Christopher Macarthur-boyd - Helen Bauer - Alun Cochrane20190430Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t - yet.

This episode sees Fred earn the highest honour of his career before introducing the wonderful Canadian Dana Alexander on to the famous stage. Glasgow's own Christopher Macarthur-Boyd is a well kent face around these parts, especially as he battles with the problems of living at home with his parents, while Helen Bauer's challenges with her mother are much more theatrical.

Headlining the show is the immovable Alun Cochrane, who truly captures the cool essence of the blues as he metaphorically - and almost literally - rips the roof off the venue.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the country's best comedians, recorded live in Glasgow.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

This episode sees Fred earn the highest honour of his career before introducing the wonderful Canadian Dana Alexander on to the famous stage. Glasgow's own Christopher Macarthur-Boyd is a well kent face around these parts, especially as he battles with the problems of living at home with his parents, while Helen Bauer's challenges with her mother are much more theatrical.

Headlining the show is the immovable Alun Cochrane, who truly captures the cool essence of the blues as he metaphorically - and almost literally - rips the roof off the venue.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0206 LASTDaliso Chaponda - Elaine Malcolmson - Alfie Brown - Mark Nelson20190507Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

In this final episode of the series, Fred introduces Daliso Chapon who is still adjusting to his post-TV fame. Who knew he'd end up being a role model? Not him.

Elaine Malcolmson joins Fred to reminisce about her childhood without rose-tinted glasses, while Alfie Brown turns heads and is at the centre of sorting out world peace.

Returning to close the show is one of Fred MacAulay's favourite stand-up comedians, a solid pair of hands no matter how filthy they are - Mark Nelson.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Fred MacAulay introduces some of the country's best comedians, recorded live in Glasgow.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh.

In this final episode of the series, Fred introduces Daliso Chapon who is still adjusting to his post-TV fame. Who knew he'd end up being a role model? Not him.

Elaine Malcolmson joins Fred to reminisce about her childhood without rose-tinted glasses, while Alfie Brown turns heads and is at the centre of sorting out world peace.

Returning to close the show is one of Fred MacAulay's favourite stand-up comedians, a solid pair of hands no matter how filthy they are - Mark Nelson.

Fred At The Stand is the closest thing your ears are going to get to an actual night in a comedy club.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

0303Carl Hutchinson - Priya Hall - Laura Lexx - Seann Walsh20210107Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best – pure stand-up comedy. And since we can’t all get together in The Stand Comedy Club this year, everyone is gathering virtually for a live recording like never before.

Featuring hilarious Welsh over-sharer Priya Hall; the comedian best known for her fantasy marriage to Jurgen Klopp, Laura Lexx; more cracking observations and brilliant characterisations from Geordie Carl Hutchinson; and one of the country’s most gifted natural comics, Seann Walsh.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

A stand-up show like never before, featuring some of the country's funniest people.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0304Jo Caulfield - Al Murray - Louise Young - Kevin Bridges20210114Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best – pure stand-up comedy. And since we can’t all get together in The Stand Comedy Club this year, everyone is gathering virtually for a live recording like never before.

Featuring everyone’s favourite pub landlord Al Murray, razor sharp jokes from Geordie up-and-comer Louise Young, and fresh from stealing the show at the Royal Variety Performance, the deliciously cutting Jo Caulfield.

And just in case that wasn’t enough, Fred also chats exclusively with the most successful comedian of a generation, Kevin Bridges.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

A stand-up show like never before, featuring some of the country's funniest people.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0305Amy Matthews - Emmanuel Sonubi - Neil Delamere - Omid Djalili20210121Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best – pure stand-up comedy. And since we can’t all get together in The Stand Comedy Club this year, everyone is gathering virtually for a live gig like never before!

Featuring actual Hollywood superstar and stand up comedian Omid Djalili, the razor sharp wit of Neil Delamere, gags and revelations from Emmanuel Sonubi, and undoubtedly one of the fastest rising stars on the circuit Amy Matthews.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

A stand-up comedy show like never before, featuring some of the country's funniest people.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0306Mark Nelson - Sikisa - Janey Godley - Kai Humphries - Marcus Brigstocke20210128Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best – pure stand-up comedy. And since we can’t all get together in The Stand Comedy Club this year, everyone is gathering virtually for a live gig like never before!

Featuring cutting edge satirist and stand up, Marcus Brigstocke, one of Scotland’s funniest topical comedians Mark Nelson, star of stage and social media Janey Godley, and representing Newcastle where we should have recorded this show, the endlessly effervescent Kai Humphries.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

A stand-up comedy show like never before, featuring some of the country's funniest people.

Stand-up comedy with Fred MacAulay and guests, from the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.