Festival Guide 2024

Glasgow is the place to be in March. Welcome to the funniest city in the world.

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?

Wednesday 13th March until Sunday 31st March 2024.

WHAT IS ON?

You can check out the full festival programme here.

Want to see by A-Z? Go here.

The Shows

Headline acts include Frank Skinner, Elaine C Smith, Susie McCabe, Ed Gamble, Kieran Hodgson, Fascinating Aïda and Mark Nelson but what is a comedy festival without variety. 

Experience square sausage tasting, comedy wrestling, comedians watching bad movies, live podcasts, kids shows, funny pub quizzes, comedian rap battles, funny magicians plus a whole host more.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

We have shows at over 50 different venues across Glasgow. You can view all the venues here.

HOW TO PICK WHAT TO SEE?

You can use the filters on our 2024 programme listings page or you can check out some of the handy guides we will be putting together below.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS?

All tickets are available via our website. Find your show and follow the links. Be quick though, a number of shows have already sold out.

TRAVELLING IN GLASGOW

Our good friends at First Bus are providing free travel to all GICF ticket holders.

With services all across the city, simply plan your journey on the First Bus app and let bus get you there.

Sign up to our newsletter at the very bottom of this page to get your info on how to redeem your free travel.

For more information visit the First Bus website.

WHERE TO STAY?

If you are needing a hotel for the night, we highly recommend any of the following excellent hotels:

Voco Grand Central Hotel

Moxy Hotel Merchant City

Moxy Hotel SEC

Clayton Hotel: Get 15% off during the festival using GICF15 at https://www.claytonhotelglasgowcity.com/.

Signature Hotel Glasgow

YOTEL Glasgow: Get 15% off bed and breakfast rate during the festival using the code COMEDY15 at www.yotel.com/en/hotels/yotel-glasgow

AC by Marriott Glasgow: Get 10% off their best rates during the festival using the code E2069 at www.achotelglasgow.com 

WHERE TO EAT?

We highly recommend any of the following restaurants and bars. And what is more, we have some special offers available. To get the offer, email sales@basescotland.co.uk with your number of guests, date and time required. A minimum of 72 hours in advance is required.

The Duke’s Umbrella on Argyle Street – 30% off food

Glaschu in Royal Exchange Square – 30% off food

Gost on Bothwell Street – 30% off food

Blackfriars of Bell Street in the Merchant City – 2-for-1 pizzas

August House on Mitchell Street – 2-for-1 burgers

Nonna Said in the Merchant City – 2-for-1 pizzas

WERE THERE ANY LATE-NIGHT SHOWS TO KEEP THE NIGHT GOING?

The Flying Duck will be the place to be late night on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival. It is our late-night act bar that is also open to everyone.

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