A record 10,000 people flocked to this year’s Aberdeen International Comedy Festival, organisers have revealed.
More than 50 comedians performed to capacity crowds across the city over the 12 days up until Sunday, with 11 sold-out shows and ticket sales up 42% on 2018.
Stars from the world of comedy including Ben Elton, Paul Sinha and Daniel Sloss took to the stage for the event, which has been staged annually for the last four years.
It was brought to an end on Sunday night at the Music Hall by Jim Smith, a farmer turned stand-up comedian.
Mr Smith said: “It was an honour to close the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival at such a venue in the city centre.
“It is certainly a night I won’t forget in a long time.”
Adrian Watson, chief executive of festival organiser Aberdeen Inspired, said: “The festival has grown exponentially over the past four years, and we are proud that it is now becoming the biggest and best celebration of comedy the north has ever seen.
“The sales increase compared to last year, along with the addition of new shows, demonstrates just how much it has developed since it was first held in 2016.
“There has been a huge buzz in the city centre at our hosting venues, ranging from pubs and restaurants to venues like the Tivoli and the Music Hall.”