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 annual festival features 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

Everybody Hates Raymond

Everybody Hates Raymond

3rd October 2021

Everybody Hates Raymond is the ultimate self-help comedy show that teaches you one simple truth in a hilarious way! Catch it at the Stand Glasgow on October 3rd!
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Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

8th October 2021

Dane Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show! Catch him at Oran Mor Glasgow on Friday 8th October!
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John Hegley: Hegley’s Hop Scotch

John Hegley: Hegley’s Hop Scotch

9th October 2021

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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Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass

Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass

9th October 2021

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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Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin

11th October 2021

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 11th October!
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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

13th October 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 13th October!
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Stephen Buchanan: New Jokes

Stephen Buchanan: New Jokes

17th October 2021

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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Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

24th October 2021

Join Paul McCaffrey at Glee Club Glasgow on 24th October for his hilarious brand new show, Lemon!
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Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

24th October 2021

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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Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

28th October 2021

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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Abigoliah Schamaun: Peak

Abigoliah Schamaun: Peak

7th November 2021

Glasgow Comedy Festival: Join Abigoliah Schamaun at Dram! for her new show Peak where she recounts her last attempt up a mountain with her father!
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Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

7th November 2021

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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David Kay: Cooked Tomatoes

David Kay: Cooked Tomatoes

11th November 2021

David Kay is one of the hidden gems of the Scottish comedy circuit, quirky, surreal, unexpected, laconic and awesome... don't miss him at the Stand Glasgow on November 11th!
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Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

14th November 2021

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

Ashley Storrie

2nd December 2021

Host of BBC Scotland's Up For It and BBC Radio Scotland's Friday nights, 'funny firecracker' List, Ashley Storrie returns to the Stand Glasgow with another hour of her trademark warmth and wit!
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Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

14th December 2021

Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff brings his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to Oran Mor Glasgow on Tuesday 14th December!
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Carl Hutchinson Live

Carl Hutchinson Live

21st December 2021

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl Hutchinson returns with a brand new show! Catch him at the Stand Glasgow on Tuesday 21st December!
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Marc Jennings: Here, But

Marc Jennings: Here, But

2nd February 2022

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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Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

12th March 2022

Glasgow International Comedy Festival presents multi award-winning comedian Ray Bradshaw with his new show Deafinitely Baby, catch him at Oran Mor on 12th March!
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Larry Dean - Fudnut

Larry Dean - Fudnut

13th March 2022

It's confessional storytelling at its funniest as Larry Dean brings his new tour, Fudnut, to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 13th March!
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Steve Hall & Steve Williams

Steve Hall & Steve Williams

14th March 2022

After opening for Russell Howard's sold out arena World Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams are live at the Stand Glasgow to deliver a double dose of stand up!
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Stewart Lee: Snowflake / Tornado

Stewart Lee: Snowflake / Tornado

14th March 2022 - 15th March 2022

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

16th March 2022

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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Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

17th March 2022

Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady brings her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen to the Glasgow King's!
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Nish Kumar - Control

Nish Kumar - Control

18th March 2022

Control is a new show from the host of the Mash Report and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty Comedians of the 21st Century, Nish Kumar! Catch him live at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 18th March!
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Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

18th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

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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Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry Sadowitz

20th March 2022

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician, and all round scary man is back! Catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 20th March!
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Tom Houghton: Honour Tour

Tom Houghton: Honour Tour

22nd March 2022

Don't miss your chance to see Tom Houghton at his most raw, intimate and un-censored when he brings his Honour Tour to the Stand Glasgow!
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John Shuttleworth’s Back!

John Shuttleworth’s Back!

23rd March 2022

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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Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter

24th March 2022 - 25th March 2022

Jim Smith returns with another collection of stories of rural life on his Perthshire farm, catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on 24th & 25th March!
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Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

25th March 2022 - 26th March 2022

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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Susie McCabe: Born Believer

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

26th March 2022

Susie McCabe, The fastest selling act at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 3 years running, is back in 2022 with another brand new show!
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