Huge headliners have today been announced for next year's Glasgow International Comedy Festival line-up. 

160 shows of traditional stand-up, musicals, and improvisation will hit the city from March 13 to March 31.

The festival will feature shows from the likes of Frankie Boyle, Two Doors Down's Elaine C Smith and Susie McCabe, as well live shows of the Glasgow’s own Some Laugh podcast and football podcast Old Firm Facts.

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Festival Director Krista MacDonald said: “The 2023 festival was outstanding, but it’s already looking like 2024 is going to be bigger and better.

"We still have some incredibly exciting headline shows to announce plus hundreds of shows in smaller venues so I am fully anticipating to have more than 500 events in 2024’s festival - which will make it one of the biggest yet. 

“We can’t wait to celebrate Glasgow as the funniest city in the world for 19 days of non-stop laughter, excellent comedy and the city’s famous community spirit. We’re delighted to welcome so many new venues and acts this year so stay tuned - it’s going to be a festival to remember.”

Over 50 venues have currently registered to host Glasgow International Comedy Festival events including The King’s Theatre, Oran Mor, The Stand Comedy Club,  Blackfriars, The Garage, The Glee Club, and Saint Luke’s and the Winged Ox. 

As always there will be an international flavour to the 2024 programme, with acts already confirmed from the likes of the USA, Canada, France and Spain. 

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Glasgow Life chair, Bailie Annette Christie, said: “A much-loved highlight of the city’s rich cultural events calendar, Glasgow International Comedy Festival has grown in scale and reputation over the years to become Scotland’s largest dedicated comedy festival.

"It is renowned for showcasing a fantastic and diverse range of established and emerging comic talent, and offering a great variety of options, from traditional stand-up comedy to improv, magic, musical and drag shows.

“Last year’s festival – which featured more than 400 shows staged at over 40 venues – was hugely successful, and GICF 2024 is gearing up to make an even bigger impact.

"The outstanding acts confirmed already for the dynamic programme planned will delight audiences from near and far, so we look forward to welcoming everyone in March as the stage curtains rise for some superb fun-filled entertainment.”

2024 festival tickets are on sale HERE