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 14th - 31st March 2019 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.

Upcoming Events at Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Limmy: Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny

Limmy: Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny

1st March 2019 - 4th March 2019
Join Limmy for a night of anecdotes and chit-chat when he brings his new tour to Oran Mor as part of the 2019 Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Just Comedy

Just Comedy

14th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Janey Godley curates the best comedy evening in Glasgow... join her for a unique night of laughs at Wild Cabaret!
Scott Agnew: Filth

Scott Agnew: Filth

14th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: A selection of Scott Agnew's favourite filthy stories from 20 years of the poofing. No narrative arc - just pure FILTH!
Sofie Hagen Does A Preview Of Her New Show

Sofie Hagen Does A Preview Of Her New Show

14th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Sofie Hagen previews her new show, about memories and perception, at Blackfriars... also about chickens, sex holidays, the Queen and grandmothers with violent tendencies!
Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

14th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy!
Elaine Malcolmson: Meet Me at The Old Dead Whale Carcass

Elaine Malcolmson: Meet Me at The Old Dead Whale Carcass

14th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Updated for its second outing at GICF you can expect animals, princesses and lots of laughs in this show from “downbeat delight” Elaine Malcolmson!
Larry Dean - Bampot

Larry Dean - Bampot

14th March 2019
Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean brings his new show Bampot to the King's Theatre Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2019!
Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

14th March 2019 - 17th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Join Nick Revell for a selection of surreal satirical stories in the style of his BBC Radio 4 series BrokenDreamCatcher!
Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

14th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: As we leave the EU, award-winning comedian Mark Nelson offers up his unique view on the state of the world!
Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Rich Hall’s Hoedown

14th March 2019 - 16th March 2019
Rich Hall's Hoedown spring tour kicks off in February and continues through until June 2019, including 3 nights at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Scott Marshall: Comedy Masters

Scott Marshall: Comedy Masters

14th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Don't miss a great value night out with some of the best up and coming comedians on the Scottish circuit at The Griffin!
Susan Morrison & Jojo Sutherland: Fanny’s Up The Bungo

Susan Morrison & Jojo Sutherland: Fanny’s Up The Bungo

14th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The Grande Dames of Scottish Comedy triumphantly sweep into town as funny and feisty as ever!
There Is Something About Mary Queen Of Scots

There Is Something About Mary Queen Of Scots

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Karen Bartke, Scot Squad, is Mary Queen of Scots. A one woman show about life, love and hating your cousin!
Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

15th March 2019 - 16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Scotland's kilted and award-winning comedy treasure comes to Oran Mor with a new show and it is soooooo not about fit-baws!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Tony Law brings his funniest, most meaningful show to GCF after selling out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe with A Lost Show!
The Delightful Sausage: Work in Progress

The Delightful Sausage: Work in Progress

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Yorkshire's finest meat-themed double act, The Delightful Sausage, is back with a work-in-progress hour of surreal sketch comedy nonsense!
Comedy @ The College

Comedy @ The College

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Catch some stand up comedy in your lunch break at City of Glasgow College on Fridays during the festival!
Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

15th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: As we leave the EU, award-winning comedian Mark Nelson offers up his unique view on the state of the world!
(Best of) West Brewery Comedy Club

(Best of) West Brewery Comedy Club

15th March 2019
Jamie Dalgleish returns to host the 'Best of WEST Brewery Comedy Club' as part of this years Glasgow Comedy Festival!
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

15th March 2019 - 16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Fresh from opening for Ricky Gervais and Bill Burr on tour, Sean McLoughlin brings his acclaimed, smash hit show, Hail Mary, to Glasgow!
The Big Show

The Big Show

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: You'll be laughing and dancing with the pinnacle of our week's entertainment at Wild Cabaret!
Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Master of wordplay, and 2016 UK Pun Championships runner up, Richard Pulsford spins his sixth solo show at the WMGICF!
Neil Bratchpiece & Billy Kirkwood: Mandatory Festival Show 2019

Neil Bratchpiece & Billy Kirkwood: Mandatory Festival Show 2019

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Total sell-out 2018 Scottish Comedy Award winning duo, Neil Bratchpiece & Billy Kirkwood, are back to push the boundaries of Saturday night comedy to the limit!
The Late Show

The Late Show

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Enjoy a top showcase of the best comics from across the festival. Late, live and in a basement... how comedy should be watched!
Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Lou Sanders discusses stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA. This show is all about shame.
Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is going on his first UK Tour and he remains charming and disgusting!
Allan Lindsay: Glutton For Punishment

Allan Lindsay: Glutton For Punishment

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Come join comedian and actor Allan Lindsay as he brings back his hit 2017 debut hour for one last Glasgow show!
Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Darren Connell, Star of Scot Squad returns to the WMGICF venue that gave him his first gig many years ago!
Lady Shona: The Best One

Lady Shona: The Best One

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Coming to do a debut solo in Glasgow, Lady Shona has so many tales to fit into this work in progress it is sure to have lots of twists and turns.
Iain MacDonald: Mispunderstood

Iain MacDonald: Mispunderstood

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Don't miss a one-liner show from 2018 UK Pun Championship finalist as he looks into why wordplay is so mispunderstood!
An Audience with Elaine C Smith

An Audience with Elaine C Smith

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: BAFTA Award winning Elaine C Smith returns to the stage of the Kings Theatre Glasgow for a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy, songs, audience participation!
John Gavin: 10 out of 10

John Gavin: 10 out of 10

15th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: To mark 10 years of stand-up John brings a new show of his acerbic, award winning comedy to Websters Theatre!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?

16th March 2019
She's a myriad of paradoxes. She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal London-based comic, catch Abigoliah Schamaun at Blackfriars on March 16th!
Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

16th March 2019
Following his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, award-winning comedian Justin Moorhouse is pleased to announce the UK tour of his brand-new show, Northern Joker!
Rob Kane: Wideo

Rob Kane: Wideo

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Rob Kane is back with a brand new solo show which will be a fast paced, gag a minute extravaganza showcasing all of his comedy talents!
Brain Access

Brain Access

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Brandon Barrett, one of Britain’s best youngest magicians, presents BRAIN ACCESS - A magic show like no other at The Britannia Panopticon!
Oscar and the Highland Castle

Oscar and the Highland Castle

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: One of Scotland's most evocative folk tales is imaginatively re-told with wit and charm courtesy of Mousetale Puppets at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Fibro My Arth!

Fibro My Arth!

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Comedian Carina MacLeod brings her new, bigger, better, longer and painfully funny show, Fibro My Arth!, to Webster’s Theatre Glasgow on March 16th!
Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Reginald D Hunter returns to the King's Theatre Glasgow with his brand new show, Facing The Beast!
The Big Show

The Big Show

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: You'll be laughing and dancing with the pinnacle of our week's entertainment at Wild Cabaret!
The Late Show

The Late Show

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Enjoy a top showcase of the best comics from across the festival. Late, live and in a basement... how comedy should be watched!
Funny Lassies

Funny Lassies

16th March 2019
Funny lassies return to the Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival bringing you three hilarious female stand-up comics!
Evelyn Mok Tries To Make You LOL

Evelyn Mok Tries To Make You LOL

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Join the award-winning 'Scandinasian' stand-up Evelyn Mok for a work-in-progress that promises to be 'uncensored, unapologetic and... wildly refreshing'!
Absolute Improv

Absolute Improv

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: The five star Scottish comedy troupe, TBC Improv, present a fast-paced show based entirely on your suggestions!
Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy?!

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy?!

16th March 2019
Gareth Waugh returns to Glasgow Comedy Festival with 'Oh Boy?!' the hilarious smash hit sequel to 2017's sell out show, 'Honestly!'
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into Yesbar

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into Yesbar

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: The hilarious observations of a lost Englishman, a travelling Irishman & a resident Scotsman!
Grainne Maguire: It’s Problematic

Grainne Maguire: It’s Problematic

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Gráinne Maguire beings her 'Blisteringly Funny' show It's Problematic to The Hug and Pint on Saturday 16th March!
Dad Club

Dad Club

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Billy Kirkwood, John Gavin & Jamie Dalgleish debunk the myths about being a parent and boot them in the balls!
Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it (WIP)

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it (WIP)

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: A critically acclaimed asexual man trying to find his place in a sex-obsessed world!
Burst Out Laughing: Comedy Escape Room

Burst Out Laughing: Comedy Escape Room

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Audience members have to complete hilarious and interactive games to escape a comedy club... break out before we crack you up!
Foil, Arms and Hog - Craicling

Foil, Arms and Hog - Craicling

17th March 2019
With over 100 million hits on YouTube, Foil, Arms and Hog are best known for their online videos, but their live show is what they are most proud of, catch Craicling at the King's Theatre Glasgow!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

17th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Stand Up Against MND

Stand Up Against MND

18th March 2019
A galaxy of comedy stars will come together to raise funds for MND Scotland at Glasgow King's Theatre during the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2019!
Scott Marshall: Comedy Masters

Scott Marshall: Comedy Masters

19th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Don't miss a great value night out with some of the best up and coming comedians on the Scottish circuit at The Griffin!
An Evening Of Eric And Ern

An Evening Of Eric And Ern

19th March 2019
An Evening Of Eric And Ern is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches! Catch it at the King's Theatre as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2019!
The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

19th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Following sold-out performances of 9 to 5 and Hairspray, Theatre South Productions are delighted to bring you this hilarious 80s musical, based on the hit Adam Sandler film!
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

20th March 2019 - 30th March 2019
Turning Shakespeare's original upside down, Jo Clifford's new version of The Taming of the Shrew is a bawdy and riotous take where the patriarchy is being challenged and new possibilities abound!
Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McGlashan - Serious Men

Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McGlashan - Serious Men

20th March 2019
Fresh from filming the fifth series of BAFTA Award winning BBC One comedy Scot Squad, Edinburgh's Jack Docherty returns to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Susan Morrison & Jojo Sutherland: Fanny’s Up The Bungo

Susan Morrison & Jojo Sutherland: Fanny’s Up The Bungo

20th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The Grande Dames of Scottish Comedy triumphantly sweep into town as funny and feisty as ever!
Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

20th March 2019
British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner Simon Munnery brings his new show to the Stand Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2019!
Just Comedy

Just Comedy

21st March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Janey Godley curates the best comedy evening in Glasgow... join her for a unique night of laughs at Wild Cabaret!
Russell Kane - The Fast and the Curious

Russell Kane - The Fast and the Curious

21st March 2019
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is back with a brand new show, catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival!
Iain MacDonald: Mispunderstood

Iain MacDonald: Mispunderstood

21st March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Don't miss a one-liner show from 2018 UK Pun Championship finalist as he looks into why wordplay is so mispunderstood!
Comedy @ The College

Comedy @ The College

22nd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Catch some stand up comedy in your lunch break at City of Glasgow College on Fridays during the festival!
The Big Show

The Big Show

22nd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: You'll be laughing and dancing with the pinnacle of our week's entertainment at Wild Cabaret!
The Late Show

The Late Show

22nd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Enjoy a top showcase of the best comics from across the festival. Late, live and in a basement... how comedy should be watched!
The One Fall Sessions: Supershow!

The One Fall Sessions: Supershow!

22nd March 2019
For the first time ever, The One Fall Sessions will be a part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, as they put on their biggest show to date in the Admiral Bar, Glasgow!
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Roll Up!

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Roll Up!

22nd March 2019
The Award Winning Socks are back with an hour of fire-breathing, tightrope-walking, juggling, magic and burlesque as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2019!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

22nd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again

Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again

22nd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician, and all round scary man is back! Catch him at the King's Theatre Glasgow on March 22nd!
Julian Clary: Born to Mince

Julian Clary: Born to Mince

23rd March 2019
Julian Clary is bringing his brand new show ‘Born to Mince’ to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre and the Glasgow Comedy Festival on Saturday 23rd March!
The Big Show

The Big Show

23rd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: You'll be laughing and dancing with the pinnacle of our week's entertainment at Wild Cabaret!
The Late Show

The Late Show

23rd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Enjoy a top showcase of the best comics from across the festival. Late, live and in a basement... how comedy should be watched!
Absolute Improv

Absolute Improv

23rd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: The five star Scottish comedy troupe, TBC Improv, present a fast-paced show based entirely on your suggestions!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

23rd March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Tommy Sandhu

Tommy Sandhu

24th March 2019
Get ready for an evening of fun & laughter when Tommy Sandhu brings his tour to Glee Club Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2019!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

24th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Iain MacDonald: Mispunderstood

Iain MacDonald: Mispunderstood

26th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Don't miss a one-liner show from 2018 UK Pun Championship finalist as he looks into why wordplay is so mispunderstood!
Janey Godley: 20 Years & Counting

Janey Godley: 20 Years & Counting

28th March 2019 - 30th March 2019
The Godmother of Scottish Comedy, chief Trump annoyer and all round Glasgow mouth piece Janey Godley returns to Oran Mor and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Just Comedy

Just Comedy

28th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Janey Godley curates the best comedy evening in Glasgow... join her for a unique night of laughs at Wild Cabaret!
Comedy @ The College

Comedy @ The College

29th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Catch some stand up comedy in your lunch break at City of Glasgow College on Fridays during the festival!
The Big Show

The Big Show

29th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: You'll be laughing and dancing with the pinnacle of our week's entertainment at Wild Cabaret!
The Late Show

The Late Show

29th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Enjoy a top showcase of the best comics from across the festival. Late, live and in a basement... how comedy should be watched!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

29th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
The Big Show

The Big Show

30th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: You'll be laughing and dancing with the pinnacle of our week's entertainment at Wild Cabaret!
James Campbell: The Hilariously Funny World of…

James Campbell: The Hilariously Funny World of…

30th March 2019
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?
Cinderella: Gagging for a Ball

Cinderella: Gagging for a Ball

30th March 2019
PANTO AFTER DARK returns to the Britannia Panopticon with a special one night only event for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival - Cinderella: Gagging for a Ball!
Absolute Improv

Absolute Improv

30th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: The five star Scottish comedy troupe, TBC Improv, present a fast-paced show based entirely on your suggestions!
Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

Mac‘n’Laughs Lunchtime Comedy Club

30th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: We bring you the finest handpicked comedians from around the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!

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