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From virtual unknown to snapping at the virtual heels of Ricky Gervais.
After his debut live show at the Magners Glasgow International Comedy
Festival sold out in under an hour-a festival record-, Limmy is once
again stepping out from behind the webcam to make his Edinburgh Fringe
debut at The Stand Comedy Club.
Glasgow's Brian Limond (aka Limmy) first tasted internet fame in 2002
when his swearing xylophone caused a flurry of excitement amongst lads
mags and pushed Sir Patrick Moore from the top of Google's 'xylophone'
hits. With his online playthings and animations jumping from inbox to
inbox at a phenomenal rate, Brian decided he should take his comedy
career a bit more seriously.
In 2006, he wrote, produced and performed the dark character
monologues that peopled cult podcast Limmy's World of Glasgow.
Within weeks, Primary School Power Broker Wee Gary, recovering heroin
addict Jacqueline McCafferty and English Glasgow-ophile Phil were
rolling in celebrity plaudits, rave reviews and word-of-mouth fandom.
The podcast shot into the UK iTunes Top 10 (the only homemade podcast
in the chart, more than holding its own against Mr Gervais and co) and
Limmy was cited as an influence on Franz Ferdinand's second album,
profiled on BBC 2's The Culture Show and, by special request,
introduced Aussie rockers Jet in front of 2000 pint-flinging Glasgow
fans. Even RuPaul came out as a fan. What began as a web designer's
pet project had introduced 'Scotland's greatest new character
comedian' ( The Culture Show )
What's more, you don't have to know how to switch on a computer, or
even be an international superstar, to enjoy Limmy's Show. Some World
of Glasgow favourites will be breaking out to appear live in the
capital and they'll be joined by a unique mix of brand-new dark
sketches, daft videos and meandering monologues.
As the biggest internet comedy discovery in recent years makes the
transition from on-line to on-stage, make sure you catch him in the
'A brilliant imagination'
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