Date: Thursday, 1st June 2017
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LIMMY – That’s Your Lot
Scotland’s internet cult hero and comedy television star Limmy makes his Cork Opera House debut this June. Join Limmy for a night of storytelling and chit chat as he introduces his second book, That’s Your Lot, featuring stories that are dafter and darker than before. Includes audience Q&A and book signing.
Brian ‘Limmy’ Limond is truly an online institution for fans of absurdist Vine clips, bizarre “thinking out loud” tweets, candid webcams and contorted selfies. With a quarter of a million Twitter followers Limmy can command an instant audience for his provocative humour. Originally garnering infamy for his daily podcast Limmy’s World of Glasgow, he found wider success with his BBC comedy series Limmy’s Show, which has earned him a Scottish BAFTA.
Scottish culture magazine The List listed Limmy at number 14 in their Hot 100 list of 2006, which celebrated the people who made the biggest impact on cultural life in Scotland over that year. Throughout the years he has performed infrequent live comedy shows and made cameo character appearances such as the unintelligible Glaswegian window-cleaner in one episode of the IT Crowd, or his regular guest spot on Charlie Brooker’s news satire show News Wipe.
He is widely applauded for his fearlessly candid comedy that tackles a broad range of issues from mental health to politics.
“If the short story sounds like a rather retro genre for the man whose comedy has always been relentlessly cross-platform, the tales are as absurd, surreal and pitch black as his fans have come to expect.” – The Guardian
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