The Glasgow International Comedy Festival Brings Big Laughs To The Big Apple

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow takes over the New York Comedy Festival for one night only as New York City will be treated to a bit of Glasgow banter on Thursday 10 November 2011 as the Big Apple’s annual comedy festival plays host to a special Glasgow International Comedy Festival showcase.

Gallus globetrotter and star of STV, Bruce Devlin, will introduce an evening of top Scottish comedy at Stand Up NY, including television and radio favourite Des Clarke and veteran of the New York Comedy Festival, Raymond Mearns.

Tickets for some Glasgow International Comedy Festival shows are already on sale, including stand-up superstars Stewart Francis, Sarah Millican, Russell Kane, Stewart Lee and Doug Stanhope, with hundreds of shows still to be announced.

Two lucky UK comedy fans will win a trip to New York for the show, including return flights courtesy of United Airlines. The prize includes four nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Beacon, the jewel of the Upper West Side. The prize, including the opportunity to meet the comedians backstage at the show, will be given away via Clyde 1, the festival’s official radio partner, from Monday 17 October 2011. More information can be found at

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland, the national events agency, said:  “The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has established an impressive reputation as it prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, so it is fitting that it takes centre stage at another world-class festival in the New York Comedy Festival. It will showcase what Scotland has to offer the entertainment industry and reinforce our position as a world-class host of international events.”

Find out more about the Glasgow International Comedy Festival including the New York showcase and register for the festival e-newsletter at Tickets are also available via the festival ticket hotline on 0844 395 4005.

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