Funny farmer hopes to harvest laughs

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A Perthshire farmer come funnyman hopes to milk a few laughs when he lands in Campbeltown during a comedy tour.

Jim Smith, famous for his ‘farm diary’ video clips, has announced he will appear at Campbeltown Town Hall on Friday September 6 during his sell-out Back to the Teuchter tour.

Billed as Countryfile meets The Only Way Is Essex, Jim hits the stage with quirky characters, distinctive regional slang and perfectly pitched impressions to show what the outside world looks like to those that ‘bide up the glen’.

Hot topics include internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover.

After catching the comedy bug writing sketches for the Young Farmers panto and making his stage debut five years ago, Jim is now one of Scotland’s most exciting up and coming performers.

Still a working farmer, Jim’s unique insight into rural living coupled with his sharp observational humour creates a show that is suitable for country bumpkins as well as ‘dead trendy townie folk’.

The autumn tour extension comes hot on the heels of his BBC mockumentary mini series The Farm and will see him perform in Inverness, Aberdeen, Skye, Kelso, Oban, Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Falkirk and Perth as well as the Wee Toon.

With TV and radio credits including BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News, BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad and BBC Short Stuff The Farm Diaries, Jim is in demand across Scotland.

Funny farmer Jim Smith. Photograph: Eilidh Robertson. NO_c08jimsmith01