Glasgow International Comedy Festival reveals its line-up for 2024

Glasgow International Comedy Festival reveals its line-up for 2024

Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) has revealed its 2024 programme, which features over 500 events being staged in 45 venues across the city.

Taking place from 13 - 31 March, GICF will welcome international comedians, rising Scottish talent and the very best of live comedy. The line-up features hometown heroes such as Elaine C Smith, Susie McCabe, Frankie Boyle, Mark Nelson and Zara Gladman, UK stars Ed Gamble, Fiona Allen, Fascinating Aïda, Stewart Lee and many more. The latest programme additions include Frank Skinner, Caroline Rhea and Kieran Hodgson.

2024 marks GICF’s 21st birthday, and the festival will bring world-class comedy to Glasgow through traditional stand-up, live podcasts, musicals, character comedy, storytelling, clowning, improv, theatre, and even comedy wrestling.

Glasgow Life Chair, Bailie Annette Christie, said: 

As a much-anticipated annual highlight of our culturally rich events calendar, Glasgow International Comedy Festival celebrates the city’s famous appreciation of humour. The event is hugely popular with a broad range of audiences, and attracts the very best in established and emerging talent in comedy – and that’s testament not only to Glasgow’s reputation as a major player on the worldwide comedy stage but also its international renown as a great destination for entertainment.

The programme for GICF’s special 21st birthday boasts a dynamic line-up spanning an eclectic variety of superb, truly inventive comedy so our city venues are looking forward to hosting audiences from all over Glasgow and much further afield for what promises to be a fantastic series of shows in March.

Festival Director Krista MacDonald said:

We’re excited to reveal Glasgow International Comedy Festival’s biggest programme yet with 500 shows taking over the city this spring, bringing the very best of Scottish, UK and international comedy to the city’s doorsteps. The festival firmly believes that Glasgow is the funniest city in the world and we’re thrilled to showcase that with a brilliant mix of headline names and rising stars performing across our venues in March.

Comedy is such an integral part of Glasgow’s DNA - from conversations with strangers on a night out to some of the world’s greatest comedians, comedy plays a vital role in our city’s cultural identity. Glasgow International Comedy Festival allows us to celebrate and shine a light on that whilst nurturing the next generation of talent and enjoying sets from beloved comedians. We’re looking forward to welcoming fans to iconic venues in the city’s East End, West End and everywhere in between.

For details of the full programme for Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2024, and to book tickets, visit