Get the 411 on the Glasgow comedy fest

Programme launched for 11th event

The Glasgow Comedy Festival has unveiled its 2013 programme, boasting 411 shows at 46 venues.

Now in its 11th year, there will be 105,000 tickets available over the 18 days from March 14.

Organisers claim this makes it the biggest festival of its kind in Europe... although as our graphic, below, shows, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival has more performances.

Headliners in Glasgow include Jimmy Carr, Harry Hill, Al Murray, Andy Parsons, Sean Lock, Paul Merton and Phill Jupitus, alongside Scottish acts including Dorothy Paul, Daniel Sloss, Jerry Sadowitz and Susan Calman.

Unusual events include Billy Kirkwood hosting a show in a tattoo parlour, America Stands Up showcasing three US comics, a gig held in St Enoch subway station, and Joking Apart, a discussion about the effect Scottish independence will have on the local comedy scene.

Festival chief Tommy Sheppard, said: ‘The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is fast becoming a major event for the whole of the UK, not just Scotland. This year a large-scale campaign takes place to raise awareness of the festival in London and other areas, and Glasgow is set to welcome visitors in search of a laugh from all over the world.

‘We have also gone out of our way in these bleak economic times to keep prices down.’

Click here for the festival website.

Published: 16 Jan 2013

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