GLASGOW’S Limmy will join Al Murray, Elaine C Smith, Jerry Sadowich and Russell Kane at this year’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

More than 500 shows are scheduled to take place from Thursday, March 14 to 31 at 56 venues across the city and tickets are now on sale.

The organisers of the 18-day festival, which is now in its 17th year, have promised something to suit every taste and budget with Jasper Carrott, Des Clarke and Scot Squad star Cameron Miekelson also booked to appear.

The Glasgow Women’s Library will present the Women of Colour Comedy Collective, while Phil Differ and Janey Godley will be in conversation in two evenings at the City of Glasgow College.

Some of the scene’s most innovative and creative comedians will be appearing at the Vacant Space in Finnieston including Josie Long and John Luke-Roberts.

The festival also provides a platform for rising local stars, this year including Christopher MacArthur Boyd, Susie McCabe, Stephen Buchanan and Marc Jennings and there will also be dedicated comedy for children.

Sarah Watson, Festival Director, said: “Whether you’re a dedicated comedy fan seeking out the next big thing, or you’re thinking of catching some live stand up for the very first time we’ve got some great shows for you this year.”

Councillor David McDonald, Chairman of Glasgow Life, said: “Having so many local comedians among the headliners makes this festival so special and I am looking forward to some great nights out and some unforgettable performances.”

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