Welcome to a brand new year of comedy and the festival season is almost upon us! Over the next few months we will be looking at some of the UKs biggest comedy festivals and what they all have in store for us and get us ready to have our ribs tickled as we laugh our way into the Summer. We are starting off the Festival Feature looking at one of the events that is going to make Scotland, specifically Glasgow, laugh over the up coming week – International Comedy Festival.
This year will see the festival enter its 15th year and has an array of top headliners including top comedy acts such as Stewart Lee, Russell Howard, Frankie Boyle, Al Murray, Reginald D Hunter and David Kay. The festival will pay host to 470 shows in 50 venues over the 18 days of the event. So lets have a look at just some of the acts that you could be seeing in this years festival.
Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles
Where: King’s Theatre
When: Sunday 12th March
About: Fresh off the back of presenting such iconic shows as The Great British Bake Off andInsert Name Here, Sue Perkins returns to the stage with her sell out tour that has been travelling across the UK. The evening is set to be full of laughter, tall tales, sparkling wit and a users guide to Mary Berry
Where: Cottiers Theatre
When: Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March
About: One of the worlds best loved improvisers comes to the stage with a brand new stand up routine. The show that will take you on a journey exploring American and the depths it can sink when we let white people decide things.
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Where: Clyde Auditorium
When: Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March
About: If you have been unfortunate to miss any of Jimmy Carrs stand up shows in the past then never fear as he is now taking a show on tour that will have all of his greatest hit comedy jokes that have made him one of the UKs greatest comedians. There will also be some new material wiggled in between the old as well!
Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
When: Saturday 25th March
About: He is the UKs biggest prankster that is always getting into trouble – he took on the X Factor, the FA and even Donald Trump and now he is bringing his show to this festival with laugh out loud stand up that you would regret if you missed it.