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Fred at the Fest: Day 2

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Simone Byrne Simone Byrne | 12:05 UK time, Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Day two of MacAulay and Co. at the Edinburgh Festival and a show that was packed with music, comedy, celebrities and laughs. Runner Iona Bannerman tells us all about it...

The second day of MacAulay and Co. live from the Festival continued to deliver more hilarity and madness, with Australian comic Sammy J kicking things off with an amusing rendition about a fear of ninjas! He later returned to the stage with a Robin Hood monologue, providing a whirlwind trip into his surreal mind!

Sammy J, Patrick Monaghan and Hannibal Buress

Sammy J, Patrick Monaghan and Hannibal Buress

Other highlights included Patrick Monahan spreading the love amongst the audience with his generous bear hugs (even Fred got a squeeze)! His Irish, Iranian and Geordie upbringing truly embodies the multicultural spirit of the Edinburgh Festival and his infectious personality and energy really got the crowd going. Patrick is a festival regular and his show Hug Me I Feel Good will be on my must-see list.

Newcomer to this years Fringe is American Hannibal Buress - his Scottish Power gag was one of the highlights of the day. So funny I'm still chuckling now! Having previously written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, his laid back and confident style proved that he's got what it takes to stand up with the best of them.

Tim Key, Andi Osho and Ed Byrne

Tim Key, Andi Osho and Ed Byrne

Rounding things off on Fred's sofa were Irish Comedian Ed Byrne, Tim Key and 'single lady' Andi Osho who has come to Edinburgh looking for love. We found out that during the festival she goes on a date every night with an audience member. I like this new approach to dating - you go girl!

All in all, an amazing show and plenty more to come ...


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