A COMIC legend has sold out his west Dorset gig.

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and seven-nights at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End, comic legend Frank Skinner is back with his critically acclaimed new show 30 Years of Dirt.

He will perform at Bridport Electric Palace on Tuesday, January 23.

The former Fantasy Football League presenter and Three Lions singer's new show 30 Years of Dirt has been praised by critics.

It has been described in The Times as 'a supernatural sureness of touch...just plain funny in a way that few other comics can touch.'

Frank Skinner’s live career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Four years later in 1991 he returned to the city and took home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. Frank created The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show.

More recently, Frank created and hosted three series of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC2, hosted seven series of BBC1’s Room 101 and seven series of Portrait/Landscape Artist of the Year for Sky Arts.