Glasgow Comedy Festival programme announced

The largest ever line-up has been announced for the tenth Glasgow Comedy Festival which will run from March 15 to April 1 with more than 300 shows in 40 venues across the city.

Dara O’Briain takes on the Clyde Auditorium, with household names such as Sarah Millican, Stewart Lee and Dorothy Paul playing the Glasgow King’s. Theatre is also represented – Mel Giedroyc and Kieran Lynn have both written new short plays. Rory Bremner returns to the live stage with a show at the Citizens.

Tommy Sheppard, director of the Scottish Comedy Agency, the company behind the festival, said: “The calibre of comedians we have had grace the festival over the years has been tremendous and this year is no exception. We’re very happy that we are still putting smiles on people’s faces, especially in such tough economic conditions.”

American comics appearing include Michael Winslow (Police Academy), Doug Stanhope and Rich Hall. A charity gala evening to raise funds for Palestine is to be hosted by Edinburgh’s Greg McHugh (Gary: Tank Commander), and controversial Glasgow-born Frankie Boyle.

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