Billy Connolly in new scoop for Futurist

COMEDIAN Billy Connolly is coming to Scarborough. The Scottish star, left, has added two dates at the Futurist Theatre to his 2012 tour.

His appearance is another coup for the Foreshore Road theatre, which attracted the nationally acclaimed Calendar Girls production earlier this year.

Tickets for the shows, on Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22, go on sale on Friday.

It is hoped that the two gigs will sell out.

Billy Connolly, who is also known for his music and acting, starts his tour in Leicester on January 15, finishing in Cardiff on March 12. Scarborough will be the third venue on the tour.