Glasgow comedy festival announces its 2020 line-up | 500 shows in 60 venues © Just For Laughs

Glasgow comedy festival announces its 2020 line-up

500 shows in 60 venues

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has announced its full 2020 programme, featuring the likes of Trevor Noah, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Jimmy Carr, John Shuttleworth, Dane Baptiste, Arabella Weir, Stewart Lee and Fascinating Aida.

The 18-day festival comprises more than 500 shows at 60 venues across the city from March 12.

Scottish talent taking part includes Janey Godley, Susie McCabe, Jim Smith, Jerry Sadowitz, Rob Florence and Iain Connell, Craig Hill, Fern Brady, Frankie Boyle, Elaine C Smith, Phil Kay and Des Clarke.

The festival even includes  a dog-friendly comedy club at Drygate, Hoppy Days beer tasting with comedy, Ray Bradshaw signing his show in BSL live as he performs, a drag parody of First Wives Club, and dementia-friendly comedy at the Fred Paton Day Care Centre.

Festival director Sarah Watson said: ‘To have a comedy icon like Steve Martin performing at the event with Martin Short is just amazing, but to also feature Trevor Noah in the same year - well it’s just a dream come true.  They’ll set the tone for the festival’s 18th year as we welcome performers from all over the world, while also shining a spotlight on all the incredible Scottish talent.’

Full details of the festival, sponsored by, are available here.

Published: 7 Jan 2020

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