GICF RETURNS FOR 14TH YEAR, WITH OVER 420 SHOWS ACROSS MORE THAN 40 VENUES

 The Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) returns from 10 - 27 March 2016 with everything from stand up comedy to panel discussions, major theatre shows to gigs in pubs.  Headline acts already announced include Reginald D Hunter, Paul Merton, Ardal O'Hanlon, Julian Clary, Rob Delaney, Jenny Eclair, Bridget Christie, Russell Kane, Mark Watson and Richard Herring.

Local stars Des Clarke, Daniel Sloss, Craig Hill, Mark Nelson, Janey Godley and Jerry Sadowitz are lined up alongside acclaimed acts from across the UK, including Romesh Ranganathan, Shappi Khorsandi, Mark Steel, Paul Foot and Paul Sinha.

Sarah Franken, Greg Proops and Adam Hills are part of the strong international strand of the Festival, and the hugely popular American Stands Up! showcase introduces some of the most exciting comedians working in the States right now.

Events take place every day throughout the Festival including sketch shows, plays, films, lunchtime comedy, comedy for kids, and late night Festival clubs.

The full programme is launched at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow on Wednesday 13 January 2016. A London launch takes place on Burns Night, Monday 25 January 2016 at the Leicester Square Theatre.

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland and recently won Best Large Festival at the Scottish Event Awards.

Tickets for many shows are already on sale.  Keep up to date with all the latest news by registering at glasgowcomedyfestival.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @glasgowcomedy.

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