The Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) officially starts today (March 15).
Over the next 19 days, the city will play host to more than 400 shows across 40 venues.
Stars including Paul Black, Frankie Boyle, Kaye Adams, Maisie Adam, Fred MacAulay, Fern Brady, Gary Tank Commander, Scott Agnew, Kieran Hodgson and more are set to play to full houses at The King’s Theatre, Oran Mor, The Stand, The Griffin, Van Winkle’s West End and many more.
Other highlights include Taskmaster star Phil Wang, GICF veteran Jason Byrne, Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed, Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon, Radio 4’s Mark Steel, Fringe Best Newcomer 2022 Nominee Emmanuel Sonubi and more, and tickets are still available.
Krista MacDonald, festival director said: "Audiences are clearly prepared for lots of laughter during this festival, with so many of our shows already selling out before today.
“We really want to thank the people of Glasgow who are supporting such a major event in the city, with such enthusiasm.
“We’re proud to showcase the best that Glasgow has to offer as the funniest city in the world, whilst welcoming some of our best loved comedy stars to the city for a jam-packed 19 days.
Audiences are clearly prepared for lots of laughter during this festival, with so many of our shows already selling out before today.
“There are still plenty of shows for everyone to enjoy, and I’d very much recommend taking a punt on something you might never normally go and see - to make sure you experience all the kinds of funny the festival has to offer.”
Glasgow Life Chair Bailie Annette Christie said: “Glasgow International Comedy Festival is always a much-anticipated highlight of the city’s dynamic events calendar.
“Celebrating Glasgow’s renowned love of humour, the festival also shines the spotlight on the city as a big name act on the worldwide comedy stage.
“The packed programme this year’s GICF offers will showcase a fantastic variety of established and emerging talent, so audiences from the city and further afield are in for a real treat and some exceptional live entertainment.”