One of the hottest rising stars on the UK stand-up scene has been unveiled as the first female headliner for the Aberdeen Comedy Festival.
Fern Brady will join the glittering line-up which already includes big names like Ben Elton, Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin and Count Arthur Strong.
Fern, who has made waves both on the stand-up circuit and TV shows such as Live At The Apollo and The Russell Howard Show, will perform at The Lemon Tree on October 3, the opening day of the comedy festival, which runs until October 13 at a range of venues across the city.
She is known for her unique and fearless style and is playing the festival as part of an extensive tour of UK, Europe and Australia.
Her new show, Fern Brady: Power And Chaos, tackles sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality, all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft.
Featured as one of Vogue’s Top Five Female Comedians, Fern’s career has gone from strenght to strength in the past 18 months.
She’s had online success with her BBC Life Lessons, stormed the Australian comedy scene and supported Frankie Boyle and Katherine Ryan on tour.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, pictured inset, said: “Fern is a wonderful addition to the Aberdeen Comedy Festival and we are sure she will be a hit with locals and visitors to our city alike.
“Aberdeen Inspired has big ambitions for this year’s festival and adding names like this, alongside previously announced acts like Ben Elton, Daniel Sloss, Count Arthur Strong and Jimeoin reinforces our commitment to delivering a world-class event.
“Aberdeen is establishing itself as a destination of choice, and with our festival scene growing in stature, there’s never been a better time to enjoy everything the city has to offer.”