Glasgow International Comedy Festival wraps up with sell-out shows

Glasgow International Comedy Festival wraps up with sell-out shows

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2022 has wrapped with sold-out performances from Katherine Ryan, Susie McCabe, Jim Smith, Count Arthur Strong and the cream of Glasgow’s own comedy scene.

Rounding off the festival’s post-pandemic return, over 120 events took place across the city with 20,000 gig-goers getting their giggle on.

This 19th Glasgow International Comedy Festival delivered events for all ages and stages in all forms; from headline shows to community workshops, mixed bills of outstanding homegrown talent to comedic theatre.

Festival firsts included the launch of the Official Glasgow International Comedy Festival Podcast and the staging of Tenterhooks’ MESS – a theatre performance made for young audiences with complex additional support needs.

Festival Lead, Krista MacDonald, said: “Our city is famous for its hospitality and humour and all the venues, bars and audiences have more than lived up to that reputation and we can’t wait to get to work planning the 20th festival next year.”

Julie Pearson, Head of Events at Glasgow Life, said: “Good humour and great shows go hand-in-hand in Glasgow, so it was no surprise the welcome return of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival was well received by gig-goers.

“Our city has produced and hosted some of the world’s best stand-up acts and the eclectic mix of top comedic talent at this year’s festival delivered some much-needed laughter. 

“The festival is a standout event in Glasgow’s cultural calendar; one that’s hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, so it was brilliant to have it back in the city’s venues and to be able to continue our support for it.”

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