A crowdfunder has been launched to create Scotland’s biggest comedy club in Aberdeen.
Naz Hussain, who runs Breakneck Comedy, is looking to raise £25,000 to lease his own venue in the city.
Naz said: “We are looking to lease our own venue through the crowdfunder and get the place up and running.
“It will be a dedicated comedy club which we hope we could run all week and attract bigger names in comedy to the city.
“At the moment we only really have one night a week and on Saturdays the big names are doing events up and down the country. This would allow us to get these people to do a gig possibly midweek so people can come and enjoy comedy.”
Naz helped organise the Aberdeen Comedy Festival last October that had 250 comedians performing at more than 20 venues across the Granite City.
Spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired, the festival ran for 23 days with comics from all over the world, including Russell Kane, Tom Stade, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Ava Vidal, Fred MacAulay and Patrick Monahan.
Naz hopes that getting his own venue would give new comedians a chance as well as attracting well-known faces from the comedy circuit.
He said: “I’d love to get Frankie Boyle or Romesh Ranganathan and with the comedy festival recently we proved there is an appetite for comedy in Aberdeen during the week.
“We are looking at some potential venues at the moment and we want to create the biggest comedy club in Scotland.
“At the moment The Stand in Glasgow holds about 200 people and we are hoping to get around a 250-seater club.
“The main thing from me is that is the possibility of creating new comedians.
“There isn’t really anywhere for people who want to get into stand-up can go and make mistakes.
“Becoming a comedian takes time and I’m really hoping we can make this work with the crowdfunder.”