With over 400 shows spread across more than 40 venues, the Glasgow Comedy Festival has become one of the biggest in Europe. With household names from the world of comedy alongside up and coming acts, the festival also prides itself on supporting local talent. Big names such as Frankie Boyle, Al Murray and Reginald D Hunter appear at the Kings Theatre. Shows such as 3 Men and a Tall Lady appear at the Iron Horse Pub. The Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre has Alex the Magician, while the Sloans pay tribute to the likes of Gene Wilder and Robin Williams. The festival is also celebrating its 15th birthday.
Glasgow airport is only 8 miles from the city centre, where you will be in the heart of the festival. Locations are all over Glasgow, but getting around is easy via public transport. The Subway runs every 5 minutes, with tickets staring from £1.40 and will help you reach the majority of the festival. With so many events, show times vary from venue to venue. The same as entrance fee and ticket prices. Expect to pay more for the bigger theatres and acts who perform nationally, while smaller venues and pubs may only be a nominal fee for up and coming comedians.
Search the official website and decide which events you wish to attend. The more famous names in stand-up comedy are more likely to be at the Kings Theatre. If you’re looking for something obscure, then don’t forget to read up on the smaller venues. The festival tries to cover all genres and appeal to all ages. Adult humour will appear after dark, but plenty of family fun can be had during the day. As well as live shows and films, if you’re a budding comedian take part in the workshops. Undecided on what to see, then read up on reviews or look for video clips online.
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Scotland’s biggest football teams, Celtic and Rangers, play their home games in Glasgow. Take a bus tour of the city, where you will see the sights and the gothic architecture. There are a number of museums, from the Gallery of Modern Art to the Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens.
To find out more about the Glasgow Comedy Festival, such as: shows and ticket information, venues, festival info, news, getting to the Glasgow Comedy Festival, links to social media and companies partnering with the event, visit the official website.
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