Stand-up comedy never ceases to brighten up our day. Well, Glasgow International Comedy Festival is back for another year of laughs, with an entertainment-filled programme of more than 500 events. The festival will span over 45 venues and 19 days, taking place between March 13 & 31.
This year is Glasgow International Comedy Festival’s 21st birthday with stand-up, live podcasts, musicals, character comedy, storytelling, clowning, improv, theatre and even comedy wrestling. Wait, we want to know more about comedy wrestling!
The programme’s latest additions include Frank Skinner, Caroline Rhea, Maisie Adam, Leslie Liao, Fesshole, All Killa No Filla, Kieran Hodgson, and more. The previous line-up included hometown heroes Susie McCabe, Frankie Boyle, Elaine C Smith, Mark Nelson, Some Laugh Live and Old Firm Facts Live, as well as UK stars Ed Gamble, Fiona Allen, Fascinating Aïda, Stewart Lee, Luisa Omielan, Sikisia, Sam Campbell and many more.
Festival Director Krista MacDonald said: “We’re excited to reveal Glasgow International Comedy Festival’s biggest programme yet with 500 shows taking over the city this spring, bringing the very best of Scottish, UK and international comedy to the city’s doorsteps. The festival firmly believes that Glasgow is the funniest city in the world and we’re thrilled to showcase that with a brilliant mix of headline names and rising stars performing across our venues in March.
“Comedy is such an integral part of Glasgow’s DNA – from conversations with strangers on a night out to some of the world’s greatest comedians, comedy plays a vital role in our city’s cultural identity. Glasgow International Comedy Festival allows us to celebrate and shine a light on that whilst nurturing the next generation of talent and enjoying sets from beloved comedians. We’re looking forward to welcoming fans to iconic venues in the city’s East End, West End and everywhere in between. We’ll see you at a show!”
You can buy tickets and explore the full GCIF’s 2024 programme here.