AN EXCITING pop-up comedy show is coming to Peebles.

Created by Scottish comedian Stuart Mitchell, Up Town Comedy aims to bring laughs to towns that “may feel forgotten”.

Host Mitchell will be joined at the Eastgate Theatre by the award-winning Jay Lafferty, Alun Cochrane, who was a co-host of The Frank Skinner Show, and one other act yet to be announced.

“People associate a big night out with big cities and think the only way to see good comedy is to travel, but we know first hand how vibrant and busy a town’s nightlife can be,” said Mitchell, who after organising a highly successful comedy night in his home town of Biggar has literally decided to take the show on the road.

“With Up Town Comedy we want to bring the entertainment to your front door and hopefully give the local economy a bit of a boost too.”

Mitchell’s achievements include sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Festival and being handpicked to perform in the ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ showcase at the Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne festivals.

He is also the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’.

Up Town Comedy will be coming to the Eastgate on Friday, July 28, with current ticket sales proving so popular a second date in October has already been added.

The event will kick off at 8pm, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

For more information head to the Eastgate’s website or find Up Town Comedy on Facebook.