AND WE'RE OFF! GICF 2016 IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
This man is excited. You could be too!
It’s that time of year again, GICF 2016 has officially landed! To celebrate we’re kicking the weekend off with some of the festival's brightest and best!
Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) is Europe's largest comedy festival. In 2016 there will be nearly 109,000 tickets available for around 420 shows taking place at 42 venues all over the city! So, whether you’re a seasoned GICF visitor or newcomer, there’s something for everyone this March!
But what to see?! Let’s us ease you on with the best of this week’s comedy entertainment.
Kicking us off tonight we have the multi award winning comedian Sean Hughes performing ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ @ Tron Theatre, 8pm. Join Sean as he battles to stay on the right side of sanity!
Also tonight we have the ‘funny and original' (Chortle) Chris Martin, kicking off Blackfriars Basement with ‘This Should Has A Soundtrack’, 8.30pm. Join ‘one of the UK’s best observationalists’ (Guardian) for a brand new stand-up show accompanied by its own original soundtrack!
When it comes to international talent this weekend why not hit up Blackfriars Basement for New York's 'Queen of Obscene' (Sunday Herald) Abigoliah Schamaun or Canada’s very own Bobby Mair?
Bobby Mair delivers a dark, honest and hilarious hour of pure stand-up. As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous. Definitely worth a butchers!
Join Abigoliah for a slew of new jokes and hilarious stories. A performer with disarming honesty and a tender heart!
'Schamaun is not just funny, she’s hilarious.' (***** Three Weeks)
If you’re still feeling fresh, why not stay on for THE LATE SHOW @ Blackfriars. From the people that bring you the sell-out Festival Club at the Stand, come and enjoy a top showcase of the best comedians from across the festival!
Pulling up for residency at Candleriggs is Bob Slayer’s award-winning double decker where a ticket to ride might get comedians playing Hungry Hippos, storytelling and gossip, or the genius of Phil Kay. Check out the GICF website for more info!
Finally, why not wind down your weekend with star of Father Ted’s Michael Redmond and his long running weekly cult comedy show to Saint Luke's! Featuring some of the best comedy talent from across the festival!
Not bad for our first weekend eh?! And there’s plenty more to come! Check out our incredible line up and buy tickets all at the GICF website.
We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow this March!