A STAR Scottish comedian and actor is visiting Helensburgh this weekend to lift the lid on his life – but fans will have to act fast to grab tickets.

Less than 20 tickets are left for Paul Riley’s new stand-up show, ‘The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot’ which he's bringing to the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.

Paul's CV includes more than 35 years acting, writing, and performing, though he's best known for his role as Winston Ingram in the long-running BBC comedy series Still Game.

He was one of the three cast members - alongside Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill as Jack and Victor - in Still Game's very first incarnation, a stage play that toured Scotland, England, Ireland and Canada in the late 1990s.

He also appeared in a variety of supporting roles in Still Game's sketch show predecessor, Chewin'  The Fat, and starred alongside Ford Kiernan as Riordan in all 12 episodes of the mid-2000s comedy, Dear Green Place, which he wrote alongside Rab Christie and his Still Game co-star Mark Cox.

For his debut on the small screen, though, you have to go all the way back to a 1992 episode of STV's detective series Taggart, in which he played an unnamed 'student at garage'.

More recently, Paul joined his fellow Still Game supporting cast members Mark Cox, Jane McCarry, Sanjeev Kohli and Gavin Mitchell in People Huv Tae Know, a touring stage show sharing memories and stories from the series.

The event organisers, Red Shoe Entertainment, said: “The double BAFTA award winner will be discussing his journey through life so far, including varied themes such as: an ecumenical debate with a bishop about E.T., partying with Motörhead, and being held at gun point by armed police!

“And, if you’re really lucky, he will tell you how he once locked the Krankies in a cupboard.

“Paul is really looking to seeing faces old and new in what promises to be a unique and hilarious evening with one of comedy's favourites!”

Standard tickets cost £20 and VIP packages – which include a meet and greet and photo opportunity – are priced at £40.

To book your tickets, visit ticketsource.co.uk/Red-Shoe-Entertainment.