Glasgow Comedy Festival

Our programme has launched!


The biggest comedy festival in Europe is back! Now in its thirteenth year, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival offers nearly 106,000 tickets for 400 shows at 46 venues all over the city.

Grab a copy of our star studded 2015 programme, packed with not just the very best contemporary stand-up, but also film, theatre, workshops, kids' shows and discussion offering something for every taste, age and budget.

You can book tickets via our website or by calling the box office on 0844 873 7353.


A whole host of top tier acts come to some of the city’s biggest theatres:

Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee and Dylan Moran play highly-anticipated shows at the Clyde Auditorium.

Radio Scotland star Fred MacAulay leads a packed King’s Theatre programme including Al Murray, Tom Stade and Michelle McManus, a gala benefit Stand Up For MND with Frankie Boyle and Stewart Francis, and an already sold out performance of Burnistoun: Live and For Real!

We take over the Citizens Theatre for a full two week run with top acts including Shappi Khorsandi, Paul Chowdhry, Mark Steel and John Shuttleworth.




You can't beat the acts we're bringing you this year!

As always we’ve got an unbeatable line-up of homegrown Scottish talent, from headliners such as Jerry Sadowitz at the King’s Theatre and Susan Calman and Des Clarke at the Citizens Theatre to emerging talent including Eleanor Morton, Chris Forbes, Davey Connor, Ashley Storrie, Susie McCabe and Matt Winning.

Bringing Glasgow the most exciting talent from across the pond, our prestigious ‘America Stands Up’ showcase returns to the Stand Comedy Club. Over the last 6 years this has featured UK debuts from many of the hottest U.S. acts including Hannibal Buress, W Kamau Bell and The Daily Show’s Paul Mecurio. This year host Scott Capurro introduces Time Out New York’s "one to watch" Emma Willman and Kendra Cunningham (as seen on Saturday Night Live).

Other top international visitors include Irish superstar Tommy Tiernan, our friends from Canada Rich Hall, Craig Campbell and Jason John Whitehead plus the self proclaimed German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn.



Younger comedy fans are well catered for with a range of fantastic family shows.

Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl has sold out every show for the last 7 years with his breathtaking bubble mastery – don’t miss it!

The innovator of stand-up for kids James Campbell brings his ever popular kids’ show to the Citizens Theatre.

Both fresh from sell out runs at the Fringe, magicians Morgan and West perform Parlour Tricks and Funz and Gamez take to the stage with their critically acclaimed family show.

And the ever popular Laugh With Baby returns, where parents can enjoy comedy for grown-ups with their under 2s at the Bungo.



Tickets are already being snapped up and extra dates announced for several big-selling shows:

Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl has sold out every show for the last 7 years with his breathtaking bubble mastery – don’t miss it!

Nina Conti adds a third show on Thursday 19 March at the Tron Theatre

Susan Calman adds a second show at 5pm on Saturday 21 March at the Citizens Theatre

Gary Little adds a second show at 10pm on 27 March at Cottiers Theatre

Darren Connell adds a third show at 9.15pm on Sunday 22 March at Blackfriars Basement

Christian O’Connell also adds a second show on Friday 13 March at Blackfriars Basement



So, you’re all set for a laugh, a chuckle and even the odd guffaw at this year’s festival, but here’s no laughing matter... just how are you going to get there?

Well it’s simple really. Us. We’re offering festival-goers a fantastic 20% off train travel to and from Glasgow, there’s just no easier way to get there than with Virgin Trains.

With up to two trains an hour to Scotland, and a journey time of just 4 hours 32 minutes from London, and just over 4 hours from Birmingham, we’ll get you to the beating heart (and the funny bone) of Glasgow in comfort and style. No queuing at the airport or having to check your bags in - just sit back, relax, and watch the world fly by as our train takes the strain.

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Tickets are now available for all shows at the festival! Book online via our website or by calling our box office on 0844 873 7353.