Glasgow International Comedy Festival

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival features spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

About Glasgow International Comedy Festival

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The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the largest event of its kind in Europe, has become a renowned annual event in Glasgow's cultural calendar.

The festival returns between 12th - 29th March 2020 and will feature your favourite comedy friends, top television names and spectacular stand-up stars to stages across Glasgow.

Top comedy stars from around the UK and beyond will be coming just to entertain you, only to realise the Scottish money they’ve been paid in can only be spent in this country and that they can never go home again... They’ll be complemented by the very best of home-grown Scottish talent for a comedy extravaganza that makes us Europe’s largest comedy festival.

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Upcoming Events at Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Rachel Fairburn: The People’s Princess - POSTPONED

Rachel Fairburn: The People’s Princess - POSTPONED

13th July 2020

Rachel Fairburn thinks she's absolutely adorable and the natural choice for the dormant title of The People's Princess!
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Vladimir Mctavish - 60 Minutes to Save the World - POSTPONED

Vladimir Mctavish - 60 Minutes to Save the World - POSTPONED

29th July 2020

BAFTA-nominee and three-time Scottish Comedy Award winner, Vladimir McTavish offers some positive comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss!
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The Panopticon Comedy Club

The Panopticon Comedy Club

Selected dates between 31st July 2020 - 28th August 2020

Laugh til the tears run down your legs when Glasgow's finest comedians take to the stage at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall‎!
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Marjolein Robertson: Da Shetland Spree - POSTPONED

Marjolein Robertson: Da Shetland Spree - POSTPONED

1st August 2020

Shetland comedian Marjolein, as seen on BBC, wants to transport you to her home with tales and truths of what life is really like 60° North!
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Billy Kirkwood: Happy Goth

Billy Kirkwood: Happy Goth

15th August 2020

In his most personal show ever, multi award winning comedian & presenter Billy Kirkwood covers negotiating changes in life on your own terms as a rebel, an idiot and a parent!
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Phil Kay - POSTPONED

Phil Kay - POSTPONED

30th August 2020

Come and hear all the best stories from very creative comedian, Phil Kay... the legendary Scottish Storyteller and master of mirth!
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Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

27th September 2020

Join Alun Cochrane at the Stand Comedy Club Glasgow as he drops truth-bombs and articulate thought-crimes about vegetables, gender, religion, and washing machines!
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Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

Selected dates between 27th September 2020 - 6th December 2020

Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to The Stand Glasgow. A very magical improv show awaits...
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Susie McCabe: Born Believer

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

27th September 2020

Susie McCabe, The fastest selling act at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 3 years running, is back in 2020 with another brand new show!
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Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

28th September 2020 - 29th September 2020

Don't miss the mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down, Arabella Weir at Oran Mor Glasgow!
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Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter

28th September 2020 - 29th September 2020

Jim Smith returns with another collection of stories of rural life on his Perthshire farm, catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on September 28th and 29th!
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Myra Dubois: Dead Funny

Myra Dubois: Dead Funny

14th October 2020

Myra DuBois brings forward her own funeral to make sure people get it right... 'Dead Funny' promises to be a show so funny you'll R.I.Pee your pants!
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James Campbell: The Funny World of…

James Campbell: The Funny World of…

17th October 2020

Enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it! James Campbell's show finds The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, yoghurt, bees, and why do we have hair?
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John Shuttleworth’s Back!

John Shuttleworth’s Back!

18th October 2020

John Shuttleworth returns to Glasgow to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories)!
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Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry Sadowitz

25th October 2020

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician, and all round scary man is back! Catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 25th October!
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Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

25th October 2020

Guilty Feminist co-host and Irish TV person, Alison Spittle, returns with a new show... it might be about aqua aerobics and trolls, it might not - come and find out!
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Chris McQueer: Runner

Chris McQueer: Runner

28th October 2020

Chris McQueer, award-winning author of Hings and HWFG, takes a look at social media celebrity culture with the story of Scotland’s most famous influencer, Agnes Aratoria.
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Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

31st October 2020

Star of BBC TV's the Blame Game and Breaking the News, and radio's Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere presents this work-in-progress show at the Stand Glasgow!
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Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

1st November 2020

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with brand new show, Tender!
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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

2nd November 2020

Sofie Hagen returns with a brand new show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget!
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Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass

Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass

3rd November 2020

Don't miss a dazzling, unique performance from Alan Bissett, the Fringe First-winning creator of the classic Scottish play The Moira Monologues!
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Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

4th November 2020

Glasgow International Comedy Festival presents multi award-winning comedian Ray Bradshaw with his new show Deafinitely Baby, catch him at Oran Mor on Wednesday 4th November!
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Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

5th November 2020

Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff brings his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to Oran Mor on November 5th!
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Patrick Monahan: Started From The Bottom, Now I’m Here

Patrick Monahan: Started From The Bottom, Now I’m Here

8th November 2020

Patrick Monahan provides smart and funny observations on a new found, middle class lifestyle at the Stand Glasgow!
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Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

14th November 2020

Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law returns with another hour of critically acclaimed, unmissable surreal comedy art!
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Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin

15th November 2020

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Fringe, Simon Brodkin takes his debut stand-up show on a nationwide tour, catch him at the Stand Glasgow on November 15th!
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Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

21st November 2020

Glasgow Comedy Festival: Paul Sinha returns to the festival and the Stand Glasgow with his new show, Hazy Little Thing Called Love!
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Lloyd Griffith - Not Just A Pretty Face

Lloyd Griffith - Not Just A Pretty Face

23rd November 2020

Grimsby's favourite, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road for his third UK stand up tour, Not Just A Pretty Face!
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Stephen Buchanan: New Jokes

Stephen Buchanan: New Jokes

28th November 2020

Stephen Buchanan, winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Scottish Comedian of the Year 2018 tries out some new jokes at the Stand Glasgow!
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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and grown-ups)!

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and grown-ups)!

5th December 2020 - 6th December 2020

Jay Foreman provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show at the Stand Glasgow!
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Kerry Godliman: Bosh

Kerry Godliman: Bosh

9th December 2020

Kerry Godliman's back on tour after what she thought would be a little 'she' time. No chance. Her bosh-like nature will never let her rest!
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John Hegley: Hegley’s Hop Scotch

John Hegley: Hegley’s Hop Scotch

12th December 2020

Actually devised for adults, but of interest to some nine year olds with reasonable attention spans, don't miss Hegley's Hop Scotch at the Stand Glasgow!
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Marc Jennings: Here, But

Marc Jennings: Here, But

Selected dates between 27th January 2021 - 30th January 2021

Join rising Scottish comedy star Marc Jennings at the Stand Glasgow for a brand new show following his sold-out debut at the Edinburgh Festival!
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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

1st February 2021

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior when he comes to the Stand Glasgow on February 1st!
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Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

24th February 2021

Join Paul McCaffrey at Glee Club Glasgow on February 24th for his hilarious brand new show, Lemon!
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Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

6th March 2021

Dane Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show! Catch him at Oran Mor Glasgow on Saturday 6th March!
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Stewart Lee: Snowflake / Tornado

Stewart Lee: Snowflake / Tornado

18th March 2021

Glasgow Comedy Festival: Don't miss a double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back from comedian Stewart Lee at the King's Theatre Glasgow!
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Fascinating Aïda

Fascinating Aïda

19th March 2021

Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour with a selection of old favourites, songs you haven't heard before and some you wish you'd never heard in the first place!
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Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

19th March 2021

Award-winning stand-up Mark Nelson returns to the Stand Glasgow on March 19th offering his unique take on today's world!
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Larry Dean - Fudnut

Larry Dean - Fudnut

20th March 2021

It's confessional storytelling at its funniest as Larry Dean brings his new tour, Fudnut, to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 20th March!
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Carl Hutchinson Live

Carl Hutchinson Live

21st March 2021

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl Hutchinson returns with a brand new show! Catch him at the Stand Glasgow on Sunday 21st March!
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Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

26th March 2021 - 27th March 2021

NEWS ALERT... Janey Godley and her soup pot are on tour... get ready for the Queen of Scottish Comedy coming to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
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Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

26th March 2021 - 27th March 2021

Glasgow Comedy Festival: Join Stuart Mitchell, the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland's Breaking the News, for his new show 'Is It Just Me?' at Oran Mor Glasgow!
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Damian Clark: Live Like There’s No Tomorrow (but there’s definitely a tomorrow)

Damian Clark: Live Like There’s No Tomorrow (but there’s definitely a tomorrow)

28th March 2021

Damian Clark is back in Glasgow! One of the most uniquely entertaining and sought out acts on the comedy circuit, catch him at The Stand on March 28th!
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