The Glasgow International Comedy Festival returns with more than 120 events across the city.
Making its nineteenth outing, the festival takes place from March 8 - 27 in the city’s theatres, clubs and bars.
And the first week features shows from Scotland’s super-talented Larry Dean, Craig Hill and Mark Nelson.
The opening week also offers variety shows, poetry, multimedia comedy, community programming and the first ever official Glasgow International Comedy Festival podcast.
Star names taking to the floor include Connor Burns, Kai Humphries, Glenn Moore, Josh Weller, and Rosco McClelland.
Talent from further afield lined up to kick off the festival includes Stewart Lee, Nathan Caton, Steve Hall and Steve Williams, and Heidi Regan and Bella Hull.
The first seven days also feature The Big Variety Show and TinselGuts cabaret as well as the Scottish Poetry Slam final.
David Callaghan brings his multimedia show Progranimate to town and Bruce Devlin and Jojo Sutherland promise to ‘Be Honest’ with the live recording of their podcast.
Highlights from throughout the festival's twenty-day run include:
- The very first Official Glasgow International Comedy Festival Podcast hosted by Scott Agnew and featuring the great and good of GICF talking all things Glasgow and having a right giggle while they’re at it.
- The festival debut of Glesga’s big darlin’ Big Angie as she takes to the St Luke’s stage with her confessional show – Me, The Polis & The Priest.
- Shows from Katherine Ryan, Fern Brady, Jim Smith, John Shuttleworth, Jerry Sadowitz, Susie McCabe, Fascinating Aida, Count Arthur Strong, Jack Docherty and many more
Festival lead Krista MacDonald said: “We are delighted to bring the Glasgow International Comedy Festival back in 2022 - supported by Glasgow Life - to help performers, places and punters to get back to live comedy in our city.
“The comedy community has pulled together to make this possible alongside Glasgow’s venues and bars.
We are delighted to bring the Glasgow International Comedy Festival back in 2022 - supported by Glasgow Life - to help performers, places and punters to get back to live comedy in our city.
“We can’t thank them enough for their positivity and productivity in such a short timescale and amidst such uncertain times.
“Everyone could do with a laugh and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival will more than deliver.”