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James Campbell’s The Funny Thing About…

Visiting Company


A stand-up show for children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.

Hold on to your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it. James Campbell also writes the hilarious Boyface books; has appeared on TV programmes such as Blue Peter and has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, on Broadway and the West End and even a tiny tent on the back of a hamster.

James’ show will find The Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees, why we have hair and will answer questions such as: Do Sausage Dogs eat sausages or do they just look at them and say, “I’m not eating that - it looks like my grannie.”?

This show might include stories of lollipop ladies, giant catapults, and some of the worst drawings in the world including a terrible picture of a Labrador that looks more like Darth Vader.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2017

Main Theatre

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Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop


“James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of 6 to 11-year-olds for an hour with nothing but a microphone.”“
The Guardian

“A hit not to be missed.”
Three Weeks ★★★★★

“There were children laughing so hard they were struggling to sit up straight.”

“Has achieved almost holy status - don’t miss.”
The Sunday Times

“He belongs on stage.”
The New York Times

“My seven-year-old was howling with laughter and so was I.”
The Daily Mail