More than 400 shows will be staged at 46 venues across the city, ranging from the Clyde Auditorium and Citizens’ Theatre to year-round clubs at Blackfriars in the Merchant City and The Stand in the West End.
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More than 100,000 tickets are on sale for the festival which also features Bridget Christie, Stewart Lee, Susan Calman, Phil Nichol, Craig Hill, Jerry Sadowitz, Fred MacAulay and Tommy Tiernan.
Frankie Boyle will headline a fundraiser for Gordon’s Fightback, campaigner Gordon Aikman’s bid to boost motor neurone disease research in Scotland, and there will be a cinematic tribute to the late US comic Robin Williams. Other events include a live version of the TV show Burnistoun and a pre-election show starring “celebrity political activists”.
Director Tommy Sheppard said: “This year the festival enters its teenage years – and it is growing up to be one of the most looked forward to events in the Scottish cultural calendar.”
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