Glasgow Comedy Festival

What's On: GICF 2020 at Oran Mor

From a comedy double feature to the mother of all confessional shows, Òran Mór has a stellar line-up for Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2020. Here's some highlights we've marked in our diaries!

Check out the full Òran Mór programme here.


Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass
Thursday 26 + Friday 27 March

Alan inhabits five characters - three male, two female, none of them human - locked up together in a mysterious research facility. This is a shape-shifting, virtuoso acting display that confronts humankind's greatest fears, and will make you tremble... with laughter.

'Hilarious' ***** The Skinny

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Dr. Phil Differ: Ego
Friday 20 March

Join Dr Phil as he explores the region of his mind that lies between self esteem and self doubt while attempting not to be too big headed in the process.

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Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?
Tuesday 24 + Wednesday 25 March

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of the Fast Show and Two Doors Down. For everyone who's had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella's dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mother. 

'She's a mother, she's a comedy godmother, and her show is mother******* marvellous' Miranda Hart

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Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!
Friday 13 + Saturday 14 March

Fresh from making his solo debut on New York's off-Broadway, Craig's in the pink this year, channelling his best Bertie Bassett, turning 50 shades of gay, and proving it takes Allsorts to make the world go round in his bubbly, fun new show.

'I've not heard a room laugh so long and hard... There isn't anyone better at working a crowd.' ***** Mirror

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Fern Brady + Alfie Brown Double Header Show Recording
Sunday 15 March

Two of the UK's most exciting comedians are filming their specials live, meaning you get to see two amazing shows for the price of one! 

Fern Brady is known for being totally unique and completely fearless. Her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scotishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft.

Alfie Brown spent this year focused on family, friendship and inherited belief. Truly subversive and almost torridly honest, a true room distilling comedian, the new hour will be loving, dangerous, inquisitive and disgusting.

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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing
Saturday 21 March

A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.

'Sofie Hagen is astounding, sparkling, and charming. The Bumswing is witty, cleverly paced and packs an emotional punch' ***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

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Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags
Wednesday 18 March

Jojo Sutherland grew up in a castle and has steadily worked her way down ever since. Aged 14, her family moved overnight from a castle to a caravan. Would life be different if she hadn't moved? Does dealing with life's unpredictability make you happier? Is laughter the route to eternal happiness?

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