Limmy

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Brian Limond
Limmy wearing a hairband at home in 2009.jpg
Limmy in 2009
Born Brian Limond
(1974-10-20) 20 October 1974 (age 39)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Comedian, actor, web developer
Partner(s) Lynn McGowan (2000–present)
Children 1
Website
limmy.com

Brian "Limmy" Limond (born 20 October 1974) is a Scottish comedian, actor, and web developer. He first became known for his website and blog. In late 2006, his daily podcast Limmy's World of Glasgow received interest from the mainstream UK media.[1][2] In early 2010, Limond achieved success with his BBC comedy series Limmy's Show. He is also a prolific user of the social networking applications Twitter, YouTube and Vine.

Early life[edit]

Limond grew up in Carnwadric before moving to Priesthill. After school, he studied printing, electronic publishing, and multimedia technology before taking Jobseeker's Allowance. His mother passed away in 1995.[3]

Career[edit]

Scottish culture magazine The List listed Limond at number 14 in their Hot 100 list of 2006, which celebrated the people who made the biggest impact on cultural life in Scotland over that year.[4] In March 2007, Limond took to the stage for two sold out appearances at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

In 2007, he played a character called Zack Eastwood in Consolevania and Videogaiden. In June 2009, the BBC commissioned a six-episode series of Limmy's Show, which premiered on BBC Scotland in January 2010.[5] The BBC commissioned a second series of Limmy's Show, which premiered on BBC Scotland in February 2011. On 7 July 2010, he appeared as a window cleaner with an unintelligible Glaswegian accent in the IT Crowd episode "The Final Countdown".

Limmy has a regular segment in the 2014 second series of the Charlie Brooker news satire show Weekly Wipe. Limond is also known for his web chats, in which he talks to fans and writes songs.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Limond is teetotal.[7] He has been in a relationship with Lynn McGowan since 2000. On 30 August 2010, McGowan gave birth to a boy.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Consolevania Zack Eastwood
2007 VideoGaiden Zack Eastwood
2010 The IT Crowd Window Cleaner Episode: "The Final Countdown"
2010–2013 Limmy's Show Various Characters 20 episodes
Creator, writer, director, and animator
2014 Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe Himself

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 British Academy Scotland Award for the second series of Limmy's Show[8]
  • 2013 British Academy Scotland Award for Best Comedy/Entertainment Programme[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Millar, Anna. "Scotland on Sunday". Scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. ^ "The arts online - Saturday entertainment". Times Online. 
  3. ^ English, Paul (2009-08-26). "Exclusive: Drink drove me to verge of suicide, reveals internet funnyman Brian Limond". Dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ Apter, Kelly. "Pick of 2006 - Hot 100 - Pick of 2006". The List. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  5. ^ "BBC Two Programmes - Limmy's Show". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  6. ^ "LimmyLive on USTREAM: Hiya, welcome to the webcam show of Brian "Limmy" Limond!. Blog". Ustream.tv. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  7. ^ "Limmy: Drink fight was no joke". the Glaswegian. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  8. ^ "British Academy Scotland Awards Winners in 2011". 
  9. ^ "British Academy Scotland Awards 2013: Winners - Awards - Scotland - The BAFTA site". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

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