Four to see at this year's Glasgow Comedy Festival

Comedy critic Jay Richardson picks his highlights at this year's Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Julia Sutherland
Julia Sutherland

Gareth Waugh: Honestly?

One of the most intriguing shows in the programme will see the upcoming Waugh deliver two sets of stories through two microphones, one set genuine and the other false. Only at the end will he reveal which is which.

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Yesbar, 10 March

Julia Sutherland: The 40 Year-Old Version

The BBC Scotland radio presenter and producer, right, is blossoming into a frank and fearless storyteller, happy to rake over her most embarrassing life decisions. She also hosts a new materiala night throughout the festival at Yesbar.

Yesbar, 12 March

Rachel Jackson: Force of Nature

Recently seen in her own BBC Three series and with a role in Karen Gillan’s directorial film debut Tupperware Party, Jackson, inset, specialises in heightened, intense one-woman comedy, with her new hour featuring stand-up, Disney tunes and dancing to Lady Gaga.

Wild Cabaret, 15 March

Susie McCabe: Let’s Get Physical

Arguably the next Scot liable to break into the wider public’s consciousness, McCabe’s increasingly self-deprecating routines have earned her many admirers. In her latest show, she laments trips to the gym, hill walking and learning to swim. n

The Stand, 18 & 24 March

Jay Richardson