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Arts / Comedian Alan Carr to head north

COMEDIAN Alan Carr is set to head to Shetland for a gig in Lerwick later this year.

The well-known funnyman will take to the stage at Mareel on 20 October as part of his Work in Progress tour.

It is part of a tour of smaller venues in Scotland, including towns like Fort William, Kirkwall and Wick.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Thursday via the Shetland Arts box office.

Award-winning Carr is known for TV shows like Chatty Man, while he has also hosted programmes on BBC Radio 2.