The Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival is back in full swing and will be running until the 10th of April. Now in its ninth year, the largest event solely dedicated to comedy in Europe is bigger and better than ever this year with more than 450 shows across 50 venues over 25 days.
The festival has helped catapult the city on to the map as a destination for entertainment. This year it will be even easier to visit Glasgow’s carnival of comedy as travel partners Continental Airlines, Easyjet, Virgin Trains and P&O Ferries are on board to help bring the fun-loving from near and far.
The programme features spectacular stand-up, sketch, film, cabaret, music, theatre, workshops, children’s and (for the first year) opera performances so there really is something for everyone.
Some highlights coming up this week include the hilarious celebration of stupidity in Celebrity Autobiography (featuring the stars of Smack the Pony, Greg ‘Gary Tank Commander’ McHugh, Taggart’s Siobhan Redmond and Celebrity Juice’s Rufus Hound) this coming Friday night and a spectacular double header on Saturday 26th March of US stand up Caroline Rhea (from Curb your Enthusiasm and Sabrina The Teenage Witch) and the sumptuous variety spectacular Cabaret Noir.
Tommy Sheppard, Director of the Scottish Comedy Agency, the company behind the festival, said: “The festival is one of the most anticipated events on Scotland’s cultural calendar and the calibre of acts is a fantastic reflection of this. The festival this year is a week longer than in previous year so there are more laughs all round for everybody and with our great hotel and travel partners, the festival definitely contributed to Glasgow’s growing reputation as vibrant and exciting destination.”
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