The Glasgow International Comedy Festival Celebrates A Decade Of Laughter

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has been making people laugh since 2003. Now in its tenth year, the festival has grown to become one of the biggest events of its kind in Europe and attracts top comedy acts from all over the world. With over 330 shows in 40 venues across the city, there is something to suit every age, taste and budget.

The tenth anniversary line-up boasts headline performances from top UK and international stand-up comedians with Dara O’Briain, Sarah Millican, Stewart Lee, Doug Stanhope, Russell Kane and many more appearing.

Some highlights of the programme include Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon making a return to his stand-up roots, and Police Academy’s Michael Winslow coming over from the US to astound audiences with his incredible vocal talent.

Scottish comedy is also well represented with veteran performer and national treasure Dorothy Paul appearing at the King’s Theatre with her new show, Retiring from Retirement. There is also the chance to catch Scotland’s newest comedy superstar, half-man-half-X-box Daniel Sloss. He will be performing two shows at the King’s Theatre due to overwhelming demand.

Not only is there loads of great stand-up comedy, the festival also has a fantastic programme of workshops, theatre, improv and kids shows – there really is something for everyone at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

The festival returns on 15 March and runs until 1 April. For more information, to view the full programme and book tickets, please visit You can also become a fan on or follow on Twitter @GlasgowComedy.

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