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BBC New Comedy Awards

You are exclusively invited to be in the TV audience for BBC One's nationwide search to find the best new comedy talent 2023!

BBC New Comedy Awards

About BBC New Comedy Awards

Since they first launched in 1995 the prestigious awards have helped launch the careers of many of the UK’s best-love comedians – John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Peter Kay, Jason Manford, Joe Lycett, Tom Allen & Dan Tiernan to name a few.

This is your chance to watch six cutting-edge comics battle it out to win over the judges and be crowned the BBC New Comedian 2023.

Monday 6th Nov 7:30PM King’s Theatre Tickets FREE (subject to a transaction fee of £2.25)

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Join Gothic Glasgow's sinister host Vincent (The Man in the Hat), for a unique evening walking tour uncovering Glasgow's ghostly, strange, supernatural, creepy history!

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Calendar Girls The Musical

20th February 2024 - 24th February 2024

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27th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024

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5th March 2024 - 9th March 2024

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13th March 2024 - 14th March 2024

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15th March 2024 - 16th March 2024

Susie McCabe is bringing another barnstormer of a show to Glasgow... on the back of her sold out King's Theatre shows Born Believer and Femme Fatality, this year she is The Merchant of Menace!

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After a decade of ground-breaking high concept shows Stewart Lee enters the post-pandemic era in streamlined solo stand-up mode, catch him live at the King's Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 17th March!

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Mark Nelson: All The Best

22nd March 2024

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Frankie Boyle will bring his 'Lap of Shame' tour to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Monday 25th March as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2024!

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Elaine C Smith: 65

29th March 2024

Elaine C Smith returns to the Kings Theatre and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival with her brand new show 65... a look over at the best (and worst) times in life AND career!

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29th March 2024

Star of Two Doors Down, Kieran Hodgson brings his critically acclaimed, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show Big In Scotland to the historic King's Theatre as part of Glasgow Comedy Festival!

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30th March 2024

See out the 2024 festival in style with the GICF Comedy Gala at the King's Theatre Glasgow, a special afternoon showcase of the best talent the festival had to offer!

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Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

3rd April 2024

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The Drifters Girl

9th April 2024 - 13th April 2024

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10th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

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13th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

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21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Following their hugely successful Kings Theatre debut with Grease, Theatre South Productions return to the stage - this time in higher heels - for their production of the sensational Kinky Boots!

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Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

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3rd June 2024

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23rd June 2024

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Al Murray - Guv Island

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Showaddywaddy

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