The "wonderfully witty" comedian and satirist Armando Iannucci will be awarded an honorary degree by a Scottish university this month.
The Glasgow-born writer, creator of award-winning political satire The Thick Of It, will be made a doctor of letters by the University of Glasgow on June 28. Iannucci, also a producer and director, is known for his work on BBC comedy shows On The Hour and I'm Alan Partridge.
He also directed feature film In The Loop, based on The Thick Of It, a series which satirises the inner workings of the British Government.
University vice-principal Graham Caie said: "Armando's comedy writing is wonderfully witty, his satire supremely scathing. He has delivered several very memorable characters into the public's affection, including Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker.
"Armando is another representative of a proud writing and comic tradition in Glasgow and he continues to go from strength to strength. We are delighted to recognise his achievements with an honorary degree."
Iannucci's comedy writing has won him three British Comedy Awards and two Sony Radio Awards. He began his career on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4 then moved into television, writing comedy shows such as The Day Today; Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge; and Time Trumpet.
The university is also awarding honorary degrees to Lord McFall; Celtic Connections artistic director Donald Shaw; Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts director Katrina Brown; writer and translator Alastair Reid; Presbytery of Glasgow's Reverend David Lunan; and barrister and judge Marjorie Hale.
The honours will be presented between June 15 and June 30.