Glasgow Comedy Festival

Whyte & Mackay take over the city and Stand Up Against MND line-up announced!

Whyte & Mackay take over the city as #GICF18 kicks off!

Glasgow’s so full of comedians that even our murals are having a dram good laugh - as the Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival rolls into town!

To celebrate our exciting return, from Thursday 8th – Sunday 25th March, Whyte & Mackay took over the city – quite literally – and projected an animation of well-known street art looking for tickets against some of Glasgow’s iconic buildings -including the BBC, Buchanan Galleries and The SSE Hydro.

The stunning sights were captured in a short video, launched today to celebrate the festival’s biggest year to date – with over 500 shows taking place at 54 venues across Glasgow over the next two weeks. Click here to watch!

Stand Up Against MND at the King's: full line-up announced

This Monday at Glasgow’s historic King’s Theatre a galaxy of comedy stars come together to raise funds for MND Scotland. We’re proud to announce the full fantastic line-up for this year’s Stand Up Against MND:

Fred MacAulay

Scottish comedy icon Fred MacAulay presented MacAulay and Co. on BBC Radio Scotland for almost 18 years alongside a string of appearances on shows such as Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News For You, but it’s in live stand-up he made his name as the first ever Scottish compere at the legendary Comedy Store.

Chris Forbes

Award-winning Chris Forbes is a familiar face thanks to his starring role as P.C. Charlie McIntosh in BBC Scotland’s hit comedy Scot Squad. As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Forbes has gigged all over the world and supported Kevin Bridges on tour. ‘Brilliantly observed... laugh out loud stuff… a natural comedian’ (The Herald)

Mark Nelson

Renowned for his brilliantly dark material, appearances on radio and TV and his viral BBC News At 3 satirical clips with over 100 million views, Mark Nelson is an award-winning Scottish comedian in high demand. ‘Blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste’ (Sunday Times)

Larry Dean

Larry Dean’s run at The Stand is completely sold out: if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets this may be your only chance to see this critically-acclaimed stand-up during #GICF18! Fresh off his appearance on the BBC’s Live at the Apollo, enjoy ‘unexpected and excellent’ (Sunday Times) storytelling from one of UK comedy’s fiercest new talents.

Jay Lafferty

Jay Lafferty’s show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 was officially one of the 5 best-reviewed comedy shows out of over 1700! We’re delighted to welcome this ‘warm, wise, witty and occasionally waspish’ (The Scotsman) comedian to the King’s Theatre. ‘Engages her audience with such playfulness and genuine curiosity we have no choice but to cling to her every word.’ ***** (EdFest Magazine)

Jojo Sutherland

Jojo Sutherland made headlines with her amazing tale of how surviving a brain haemorrhage gave her the drive to follow her dream and become a comedian. Today she is a highly sought-after comedian and writer whose ‘conversational style with humour so interwoven it seems effortless’ (Chortle) has delighted audiences across the country.

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd

Glasgow’s Christopher Macarthur-Boyd is one of the country’s fastest rising new comedy talents, who STV say is 'following in the footsteps of Kevin Bridges'. Catch him here before he goes global. ‘A comedian on the ascent. The personal and political housed seamlessly’ (The Skinny)

Tom Stade

Your final act for the evening is the inimitable Tom Stade, star of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and The John Bishop Show. Since arriving in the UK, Canadian émigré Tom has earned a reputation as one of the most original and exciting stand-up talents around with his magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling. ‘Rock’n’roll comedian. Absolutely boxfresh; nothing is staid about Stade... hot favourite’ (Evening Standard)

Tickets are on-sale now - click here to book!