Glasgow Comedy Festival

More acts announced for GICF 2015!



A fantastic line-up is taking shape for next year's festival. The following shows are now on sale - grab tickets while you can!

Des Clarke: The Trouble With Being Des

Citizens Theatre

Saturday 28 March 2015, 8pm


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0844 873 7353


Glasgow-based comedian Des Clarke is taking to the road with the full-length version of his 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Assembly Rooms sell out show - The Trouble With Being Des. Des hosted the closing ceremony of the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was watched by a world-wide TV audience of millions. Des is an award winning stand up comedian who first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe as a teenager. Since then, he has travelled the world with his warm and offbeat brand of humour. In his latest show, Des reveals he is at a crossroads in his life and has some things he needs to get off his chest. This time it's personal. There have been some major bumps in the road though. All part of the Trouble With Being Des. Des is a Chortle Award Winner.

"this is a great way to spend an hour. Nice one Des" - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"genuinely funny....Clarke isn't a 'dangerous' comedian unless you're worried about losing bladder control from laughing too much" - Broadway Baby

Daily Record*****  

Edinburgh Evening News****   

The List****   




Hardeep Singh Kohli: Live


Oran Mor

Friday 13 March 2015, 8pm


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0844 873 7353

The comedian, broadcaster, journalist, and chef returns to the festival following last year’s sell out show.  Expect a mix of some classic stories and some hilarious new insights from one of Glasgow’s finest. 
‘Immensely funny’ Daily Express
‘A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic, quick-witted patter’ **** The Skinny


Ellie Taylor: Elliementary


Blackfriars Basement

Saturday 14 March 2015, 9:15pm

£9, £7 (concession)

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So Comedy by arrangement with Troika present:

The star of ITV2’s Fake Reaction, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Host of BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid, takes her critically acclaimed fringe show ‘Elliementary’ on the road for her debut UK tour. Join Ellie as she takes on such hard hitting issues as love, life… and Matalan.
‘A smart, self-mocking and very amusing debut’ The Scotsman
‘Charismatic, personable and bright’ **** Chortle
‘Snappy, relatable and downright funny’ **** Broadway Baby




Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad


Blackfriars Basement

Friday 13 March 2015, 9.15pm

£9, £7 (concession)

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0844 873 7353


10-times Sony Award winning Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio) takes to the road in his highly anticipated debut stand-up tour, following sell out runs at the 2013 and 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. O'Connell is a dad on the edge and if you've ever been a dad/had a dad/known a dad, this is the show for you. A show featuring beloved pet death, pensioner sex advice and the inherent evil of Peppa Pig.
**** The Herald
**** Broadway Baby
‘A natural, warm and charismatic comedian’ **** Big Issue
‘Furiously funny’ The Guardian
'O'Connell is as engaging live as he is on air' The Scotsman
'Smart and funny' Ricky Gervais




Are you an act, venue or sponsor who wants to get involved in the festival?  Our official programme deadline is Monday 10 November, so there’s still time to get in touch.  Click here for more details about how to be part of GICF 2015!





Glasgay! Festival, Scotland’s annual celebration of LGBT culture, is back for its 21st edition! This year taboos are questions through theatre, live performance, film and – of course - comedy. Some of GICF’s favourites are taking to the stage, incuding Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure,Craig Hill, who will be performing at the Tron Theatre tomorrow (Sat 25 Oct). While The Stand Comedy Club welcomes back Scott Capurro with his new showIslamohomophobia: Reloaded (Sun 9 Nov) that examines bigotry, fag bashing and Cardiff. Sara Pascoe vs History in her first ever UK tour show (Sun 2 Nov); and award-winning comedian Vikki Stone returns with Instrumental - a tale of love, loss and music (Mon 10 Nov). 





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Want to get your brand noticed during GICF 2015?   There are still great sponsorship and advertising opportunities available, with advertising in the main festival brochure starting from as little as a few hundred quid.  Or if you are interested in sponsorship, we can tailor a bespoke package just for you depending on your individual needs.   

Contact the festival office today to talk about your requirements: 0141 552 2070