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BBC Scotland Comedy Showcase

Visiting Company


Get a sneak peak at BBC Scotland comedy shows currently in development. Scripts will be performed live on stage by a range of up-and-coming and established Scottish talent. Part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Come along and bring your friends, for a chance to see the stars of tomorrow today -  a night of comedy with stand-up, sitcoms, stars and songs!

Help us celebrate this vast array of performing talent in Scotland, and if you have a favourite, let us know. We’re hoping to build on the success of the recent Salford Showcases, which led to commissions for Citizen Khan on BBC One, and Hebburn for BBC Two, and it promises to be a great night at a great venue.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Main Theatre

View seating plan

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Recommended for 16+
(strong language)


Also at the Citizens Theatre for the Comedy Festival:
Chris Addison
Richard Herring
John Shuttleworth
Phill Jupitus
Fred MacAuley



23rd March 2013

BBC Scotland Comedy Showcase - Line Up Announced! The night will showcase two sitcom scripts currently in development with BBC Scotland, Family Business written by Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter who found fame as part of the hit comedy Absolutely and Mountain Men by Appointment with the Wicker Man writer, Donnie McLeary. The cast features Chewin’ the Fat’s Ford Kiernan and Glasgow’s own Sharon Rooney fresh from her success as Ray in Channel 4’s My Mad Fat Diary, stalwart of Scottish Theatre Jimmy Chisholm as well as a host of stars.


18th February 2013

Hi Colin, The BBC Showcase is sold out in the stalls and dress circle (both of which are sold online). We have added some extra seats up in the upper circle - call 0141 429 0022 to book these (only available at Box Office). There are a few seats still available for John Shuttleworth and some left for Phill Jupitus.

Colin McBurnie

16th February 2013

Hi There I ave a couple of ueries I hope you can answer: Even though i'm registered, I can't seem to be able to select any tickets for the free BBC showcase, is it sold out? Are there any tickets left for John Shuttleworth and Phil Jupitus? Thanks Colin


4th February 2013

Hi, I'm afraid we've not been given any information on the acts appearing. If we do hear, we'll add the names to this page.

graeme godley

3rd February 2013

Hi, Is there any chance that Raymond Mearns will be appearing?

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