Glasgow Comedy Festival

New Shows for 2016 Announced!

New Shows for 2016 Announced!



Prep for GICF 2016 is well underway and we're delighted to be bringing you more top comedy stars from around the UK and beyond!


You can now buy tickets for all our latest acts from the GICF website. What are you waiting for?! 



Adam Hills: Clown Heart


Sunday March 20th, King's Theatre


Widely referred to as 'the nicest man in comedy', Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally.


'If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills you cannot have a pulse' ***** (Scotsman)



Omid Djalili: Live 2016


Saturday March 19th, King's Theatre 


Omid Djalili is an award-winning stand-up and an acclaimed actor. Intelligent, sometimes provocative, always entertaining, his stand-up is an energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.


'One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has' (Telegraph)



Tom Stade: You’re Welcome!


Saturday 19th March, King’s Theatre


Brand new show from the UK’s favourite Canadian resident. Candid and alluring, join Tom as he ruminates on life’s oddities and revels in his own perpetual shortcomings.


'Unmissable' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News)



Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational


Sunday 13th March, Garage


Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.


**** Sunday Times  



Ardal O’Hanlon


Wednesday 23rd March, King’s Theatre


Ardal O'Hanlon is an award winning comedian, actor and writer.


Ardal’s extensive TV acting credits include the forthcoming Sky comedy-drama After Hours; Cucumber; London Irish; Doctor Who; Skins; Val Falvey (RTE) – and of course, Father Ted and My Hero.



Dylan Moran: Off The Hook


Sunday 13th March, King’s Theatre


Due to overwhelming demand following his recent sell-out UK, Australian and South African dates, Dylan Moran(star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary) will bring his latest show Off The Hook back to the UK for a limited run during spring 2016



Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age


Friday 11th March, Garage


Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the 'right' age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.


‘…at the top of his game' (Guardian)



Daniel Sloss: Dark


Saturday 19th March, Garage


Don’t miss the smash-hit new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian Daniel Sloss!


'Funny, intelligent, charming' **** (Edinburgh Evening News)



Craig Hill: Playing With My Selfie


Friday 18th / Saturday 19th March, Oran Mor


Get snap happy with Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure for an evening of gloriously camp, no-holds-barred comedy… live and unleashed!


'Funny as hell' (Scotland on Sunday)



Janey Godley: An Act Of Godley


Friday 25th / Saturday 26th March, Oran Mor


Glasgow's godmother of comedy Janey Godley bring her solo show to Oran Mor. True stories, outrageous tales and more moxy than one woman deserves to have.


'Scotland’s funniest woman' (Scotsman)  



Mark Watson: I’m Not Here


Thursday 24th March, Citizen’s Theatre


Mark Watson (multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows including Dave's Road to Rio, BBC's We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week andHave I Got News For You, and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better andMark Watson Talks A Bit About Life) returns with his new live show.


'Terrifyingly funny' (Times)