MOVE over Fifty Shades of Grey. When it comes to erotica, Ashley Storrie tells it how it is – right down to her Flintstones duvet cover.

Ashley will share this and other nuggets when she appears at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival next month.

"Last year I read from my teenage diaries and this time I have some erotica I have written," she says.

"It is based on my experiences.

"You know how in Fifty Shades of Grey and those kind of books, it is all very flowery?

"I have written what I believe that, realistically, erotica should be, which is probably quite strange.

"It's not a big man puller when you come back and are like: 'Hey, check out my Captain Kirk cut-out and Fred Flintstone duvet …"

The Glasgow comedian's show includes a kooky collection of tales about "being my awkward self and William Shatner trying to set me up with men on the internet."

The latter, it transpires, is something that happens on a regular basis.

Ashley, 29, and the Star Trek legend have developed a witty Twitter banter since Shatner wished her happy birthday three years ago.

The 84-year-old actor has often attempted to play matchmaker.

"He's was trying to set me up with some guy from Outlander – a big handsome ginger fellow," she says.

Sam Heughan? "Yes! That's the one."

Heughan, who plays dashing highlander Jamie Fraser in the television drama based on Diana Gabaldon's books, frequently chats with Shatner on Twitter.

"I was mortified," says Ashley.

Jamie Fraser may have set millions of hearts aflutter, but Ashley's devotion belongs to one man alone: Captain James T Kirk.

"I have been a Star Trek fan since before I can remember," she says.

"I wanted William Shatner to tweet me so he knew I existed."

That dream was realised when Shatner posted: "Here's what I want to know – what is Ashley's 'Storrie'?"

Ashley has never met Shatner and is content with a virtual friendship.

"I would be scared I would embarrass myself or he would hate me," she says.

She believes Shatner views her as an "odd bod" and secretly prefers her mother, fellow comedian Janey Godley.

"Mum has never watched Star Trek and doesn't care, so she talks to him like he's Uncle Bill."

For a long time Ashley railed against a career in comedy.

Her first acting part was aged three playing "the wee girl in the metal tea urn" in short film Alabama.

At five, she was cast in an advert for Fairy Liquid soap powder, directed by Ken Loach, and aged 10 had the lead role in the independent movie Wednesday's Child.

"When I was a kid I was convinced I was going to be an actor," she says. "I had this plan that I was going to die on Casualty or The Bill and that would be my big break.

"It would be such a compelling death that I would go on to play Evita and win Oscars."

At 11, Ashley performed her first stand-up routine at the International Women's Day celebrations in Glasgow.

Her Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut followed two years later.

But then, says Ashley, her aspirations stalled as teenage angst struck.

"I did comedy until I hit puberty – literally until I got boobs – and then I was so crippled by adolescent shame I couldn't go on stage," she says.

Ashley was 27 before she began gigging again.

A big part, she admits, was wanting to escape being known as "Janey Godley's daughter" and carve her own identity.

She was wary of "being a comedian who had nothing to say" and keen to garner life experience.

In the intervening years, Ashley studied film-making, wrote for radio and had "more jobs than you could imagine" including as a catering assistant, karaoke host, bingo caller and receptionist.

She recalls being sacked from a law firm for building a pyramid of soft drinks in the conference room and dismissed by a well-known car company for making jokes over the PA system.

"Anything I could do to avoid comedy," she says. "I didn't want to be compared to my ma.

"People would tell me I should do comedy and I would joke: 'I don't hate myself enough.'"

These days it's less about hating herself and more about being comfortable in her own skin.

Ashley describes her style as "blatantly honest" and admits: "I don't get embarrassed by the things that embarrass other people."

As soon as Ashley was old enough, she kept her mother company on the club circuit. They have forged a tight-knit and protective bond.

"We have a symbiotic relationship that to other people would seem weird," says Ashley.

"We are incredibly close, but she is very much my mum – I'm almost 30 but she can still tell me off in public."

Her mother formerly ran a bar in the east end of Glasgow.

Ashley has happy memories of that time, until a family rift following the death of her grandfather, when she was seven, saw them evicted with their belongings in bin bags.

"It is a weird psychological thing to happen as a child and I believe it did have an impact on my development," she says.

"I became quite a homebody. There was a long swathe of time I thought we were going back to our old place and didn't accept what had happened."

Ashley lists her comedy heroes as including Barry Cryer, Roy Walker, her mother Janey, French and Saunders, Glenn Wool and pretty much any drag queen.

She has long admired how drag queens can get away with whip-sharp, scathing comments.

"That is something I have utilised in my set because visually I'm non-threatening – I look like a giant toddler – so I get away with saying things other people might not."

Ashley Storrie and Other Erotica is at Blackfriars Basement, as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, on March 11, at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 0844 873 7353 or visit