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

Ashley Storrie

Ashley Storrie

12th June 2021 - 13th June 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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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

13th June 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 June!
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Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter

17th June 2021 - 18th June 2021

Jim Smith returns with another collection of stories of rural life on his Perthshire farm, catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on 17th & 18th June!
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Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

Stuart Mitchell: Is It Just Me?

2nd July 2021 - 3rd July 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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John Hegley: Hegley’s Hop Scotch

John Hegley: Hegley’s Hop Scotch

3rd July 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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Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

8th July 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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Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass

Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass

9th July 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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Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

11th July 2021

Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law returns with another hour of critically acclaimed, unmissable surreal comedy art!
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Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

18th July 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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Abigoliah Schamaun: Peak

Abigoliah Schamaun: Peak

18th July 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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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

18th July 2021

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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Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry Sadowitz

18th July 2021

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician, and all round scary man is back! Catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on 18th July!
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Stephen Buchanan: New Jokes

Stephen Buchanan: New Jokes

18th July 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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Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

23rd July 2021 - 24th July 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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Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

25th July 2021

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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Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

30th July 2021

Glasgow International Comedy Festival presents multi award-winning comedian Ray Bradshaw with his new show Deafinitely Baby, catch him at Oran Mor on 30th July!
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Marc Jennings: Here, But

Marc Jennings: Here, But

31st July 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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Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

14th August 2021

Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff brings his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to Oran Mor Glasgow on Saturday 14th August!
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Chris McQueer: Runner

Chris McQueer: Runner

15th August 2021

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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Phil Kay

Phil Kay

22nd August 2021

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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David Kay: Cooked Tomatoes

David Kay: Cooked Tomatoes

25th August 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 August 25th!
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James Campbell: The Funny World of… - POSTPONED

James Campbell: The Funny World of… - POSTPONED

29th August 2021

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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Carl Hutchinson Live

Carl Hutchinson Live

8th September 2021

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl Hutchinson returns with a brand new show! Catch him at the Stand Glasgow on Wednesday 8th September!
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Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

8th September 2021 - 9th September 2021

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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Billy Kirkwood: Happy Goth

Billy Kirkwood: Happy Goth

11th September 2021

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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Rachel Fairburn: The People’s Princess

Rachel Fairburn: The People’s Princess

12th September 2021

Rachel Fairburn thinks she's absolutely adorable and the natural choice for the dormant title of The People's Princess!
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Myra Dubois: Dead Funny

Myra Dubois: Dead Funny

14th September 2021

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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Lloyd Griffith - Not Just A Pretty Face

Lloyd Griffith - Not Just A Pretty Face

15th September 2021

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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Kerry Godliman: Bosh

Kerry Godliman: Bosh

22nd September 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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