Scottish Comedy Round-up: March 2020

It’s Glasgow Comedy Festival time bebbayyyy – here are our highlights from this year's festival programme

Article by Polly Glynn | 02 Mar 2020
  • The Delightful Sausage @ Monkey Barrel

What do you mean there’s only one Comedy Festival in Scotland? And it’s not in Edinburgh loljkamirite? It’s the Glasgow International Comedy Festival from 12-29 March, and it’s now legal to drink. That’s right – it’s now in its 18th year and bigger than ever.

We’d suggest seeing pretty much everything at any of the ARG venues (Blue Arrow Club, Hug and Pint and the Vacant Space) where you can sample new WIPs from Sophie Duker (21 Mar), Sunil Patel (14 Mar) and Sean Morley (28 Mar) as well as excellent shows from Fringe 2019 hitting the West Coast like Tom Mayhew’s excellent takedown of the class system (I, Tom Mayhew, 28 Mar), and Emily Benita's Big Wendy (27 Mar). Benita has written this month's ICYMI TV column on Still Game – grab a copy of the March issue to check that out. 

Berk’s Nest and Gilded Balloon are doing takeovers at The Old Hairdressers too. Here you can catch Jordan Brookes’ Edinburgh Award-winning I’ve Got Nothing (13-14 Mar). He’s also dropping by Edinburgh’s Monkey Barrel in case you missed it east-side in August (8 Mar) amongst other ace tour shows and WIPs.

We’d also recommend some more local talent/mad shit appearing at Chunkstival (all at State Bar, conveniently just off Sauchiehall Street). Their roster boasts a silly mime show for all ages from Soup Group (29 Mar), Stuart McPherson (20 Mar), who wrote last month’s ICYMI on Peep Showand Paul McDaniel (26 Mar). Our perfect day at GICF looks a lot like Saturday 28 March, just leave some tickets for us for The Delightful Sausage, yeah?