GICF RETURNS FOR ITS 14TH YEAR WITH 420 SHOWS ACROSS 42 VENUES, AND OVER 109,000 TICKETS ON SALE!
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) reveals its full programme, as this hugely popular event in the comedy calendar gears up to return for its 14th year from Thursday 10 – Sunday 27 March 2016.
The bumper line-up for the eighteen-day festival includes: critically-acclaimed stand up from Frankie Boyle who has recently added a third night to his run at the Clyde Auditorium; character comedy from Scot Squad’s Grado and Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson, both appearing live at the Kings Theatre; Greg Proops recording his The Smartest Man In The World podcast; 2 nights with with the QI Elves; and Bob Slayer’s award-winning double decker Blundabus pulling up for a residency at Candleriggs, where a ticket to ride might get you comedians playing Hungry Hippos, storytelling and gossip, or the genius of Phil Kay.
Headline actsand household names set to perform include Reginald D Hunter, Bridget Christie, Adam Hills, Paul Merton, Ardal O'Hanlon, Julian Clary, Rob Delaney, Jenny Eclair, Jerry Sadowitz, Russell Kane, Mark Watson, Dylan Moran and Richard Herring.
Local stars Des Clarke, Daniel Sloss, Craig Hill, Mark Nelson, Gary Little, and Janey Godley are lined up alongside rising talents from Scotland’s creative comedy scene - with collective Chunks taking over The Griffin, plus shows from Fern Brady, Ashley Storrie, Darren Connell, Chris Forbes and Jamie Dalgleish.
The Festival has earned a reputation for its strong selection of international acts, this year bringing Will Franken, Scott Capurro, John Hastings and Jena Friedman to the city, while American Stands Up! introduces some of the most exciting comedians working in the States right now in what is always a sell-out showcase.
As well as large scale stand up and intimate gigs in pubs, GICF presents film screenings at the Govanhill Baths and the Grosvenor Café; solo shows from Scott Gibson, Doug Segal, Sean Hughes and Alan Bissett at the Tron; comedy for kids at The Stand Comedy Club and the Citizens Theatre; and discussions on comedy, women, feminism and more with Standard Issue, and the role of satire with the Sunday Herald.
Events take place every day throughout the Festival including sketch shows, plays, lunchtime comedy, and late night Festival clubs. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with some performers, including Grado, Adam Hills and Russell Kane already adding extra nights due to popular demand.
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