A host of stars from the Edinburgh Fringe are to descend on Dundee for a month of live comedy.
The Icebreaker comedy club is gearing up to welcome some of the top acts from the world’s biggest arts festival throughout August.
Among those set to appear include comics who have made appearances in Doctor Who and the Late Show with David Letterman.
And the mini-Fringe has been backed by a city councillor who says Dundee could become Scotland’s answer to Chicago.
The man behind The Icebreaker, Luis Alcada, has spent the last 18 months building the city’s comedy scene.
Monthly open mic spots at The Braes on Perth Road have now been followed by successful Saturday night shows at Henry’s Coffee House in City Square.
The Blackness funnyman said: “We’re going to be doing a kind of pick of the Fringe series throughout August which we’re really looking forward to.
“We’re finishing a website and a few sketches for The Social on BBC Scotland so there’s quite a lot going on.
“So far we’ve got Jamie Diglossia, Gareth Waugh and Matt Hoss who does vegan comedy events down south.
“We’ve also got Bethany Black who was in Doctor Who and Al Lubel who was on the David Letterman show a few years ago, so it’s really exciting.
“The idea is to go around and pick some shows that I like that will fit in with a Dundee crowd and either book them for one of our Saturday night shows or in one-off shows the last week in August.”
Lynne Short, Dundee City Council’s convener of city development, added: “What the guys at the Icebreaker are doing is absolutely fantastic.
“I’ve always been in favour of bringing some kind of permanent comedy club to Dundee.
“Where better to find a classical comedy night than in a coffee shop in our civic square on a Saturday night?
“I’m told the only problem with Dundee acts is keeping them within the five-minute time frame.
“The only way to get a night-time economy is to go and support our night-time businesses.
“I’d encourage anyone to go along and give them their backing.”