Glasgow Comedy Festival breaks records | More than 50,000 tickets sold © Two Rivers

Glasgow Comedy Festival breaks records

More than 50,000 tickets sold

This year’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival has been hailed as the most successful yet, with more than 50,000 tickets sold.

The event hosted over 560 shows in 50-plus venues across 19 days – more than 20 per cent more events than in 2023.

More than 100 of those gigs sold out, including shows from Frankie Boyle, Susie McCabe, Frank Skinner and Elaine C Smith.

Festival director Krista MacDonald said: ‘As a record-breaking Glasgow International Comedy Festival comes to a close, I’d like to extend a huge thanks to everybody who makes Scotland’s largest dedicated comedy event happen; from staff at our incredible venues, audiences who make trips all over the city to see shows, partners, stakeholders, our small in-house team and of course the acts who give so much of themselves on stage - it’s a combined effort to ensure Glasgow can claim its title as the funniest city in the world. 

‘ At a time when acts and audiences are facing tighter budgets and less disposable income, we saw more people than ever come out to support shows across the festival, proving that with everything going on in the world, there’s always a demand for laughter. ‘

Next year’s event has been set for March 12 to 30.

Published: 4 Apr 2024

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