A TOP Scottish stand up will be returning to Irvine next month.

Funnyman Raymond Mearns will bring his latest stand up show Confessions of A Control Freak to the Harbour Arts Centre on Saturday, May 11.

Raymond describes himself as ‘an argumentative, raging, judgemental, grammar Nazi’ – all essential character defects for a successful comedy career.

You may have seen him in sketches on BBC Scotland’s Limmy’s Show or heard him on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News.

But what you might not know is that Raymond Mearns has been one of Scotland’s hardest working live stand-up comedians for the past 15 years, performing all over the country’s top comedy clubs.

As an actor, Raymond has also appeared in the films Ae Fond Kiss and It’s a Free World – both directed by legendary British film director Ken Loach.

Raymond started doing stand-up comedy in 1994 and has performed regularly all across the UK and internationally where he is noted for his ability to deliver sharp observational material combined with lightning quick improvisation.

The show will be at the Harbour Arts Centre on Irvine’s Harbourside on Saturday, May 11 starting at 8pm/ Tickets cost £8.

To book tickets please call the box office on 01294 274059.