Glasgow Comedy Festival

What's On: GICF 2020 at Tron Theatre

Already feeling overwhelmed by the amount of options for Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2020? To be honest, so are we.

So to help out, we’re putting together some guides to streamline the selection process. First up is the Tron Theatre, which is bringing together a stellar line-up of comics.


Tron Theatre

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Friday 27 March

Baptiste is back with a brand new stand-up show. Now a 'Grown Ass Black Man', he's too old to be concerned with chicken or trainers, but too young to be considered a peer of Trevor McDonald. This has left him with a chip on his shoulder. A chocolate chip.

Join one of the nation's most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium... pretty mcuh all over your TV screen.


John Hegley: Hegley's Hop Scotch

Thursday 26 March

Actually devised for adults, but of interest to some nine year olds with reasonable attention spans.

Hegley's show includes author drawings of feet, faith and fig rolls, and for those more audio-oriented, catchy tunes for pathcy animals made out of socks and plastic bags.

'Fabulously funny' Time Out


Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Saturday 28 March

Comedy's one rule is 'no punching down'. Tim Renkow is a crippled, redneck, Mexican Jew. Join him as he tries to find a group that is off-limits and prove he's not the bottom of the social ladder.

Checkling his own privilege at the door, this straight talking stand-up is about the big conversations. Racism, religion, persecution, and babies; nothing is off the table in this bitingly frank hour.


Jesus L'Oreal: Still Nailing It!

Tuesday 24 March

Whether it be styling tips from the Rivers of Babyliss, or ways to shift a stone doing Pontius Pilates, the ultimate lifestyle guru has a high-octane hour of song, dance and interactive Jehovah's Fitness to help you flex those Pentecostal muscles and help ensure your position is safe in the kingdom of Hosannadu.

'Exactly what a Summer Hight's High version of Jesus the Musical would look like' **** ScotsGay


Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Sunday 29 March

The multi award-winning comedian is returning to GICF after his smash-hit show Deaf Comedy Fam won four comedy awards in 2018. He has since become a dad and is thankful he gave up on his looks in his early 20s because he hasn't slept properly in months.

This show will be performed in British Sign Language as well as english.

'Captivating, funny and sharply executed' *****


Chris McQueer: Runner

Wednesday 25 March

A brand new play takes a look at social media celebrity culture with the story of Scotland's most famous influencer, Agnes Aratoria. Agnes snaps and unplugs herself from the internet, doing a runner to the Highlands, but can she dodge her fans, press and management team as well as her own past?

From the award-winning author of Hings and HWFG.