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Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2013 launched

Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2013 launched

GIGF now in its 11th year

Harry Hill will be doing his new show as part of the 18-day festival

The line-up for this year's Glasgow International Comedy Festival has been announced. The festival, now in its 11th year, takes place 14-31 March with 411 show at 46 venues in Scotland's second city.

There's a strong Scottish contingent led by Susan Calman, Fred Macaulay, Jerry Sadowitz, Janey Godley and Daniel Sloss, and from south of the border are Harry Hill, Jimmy Carr, Phill Jupitus and John Shuttleworth. International flavour is added by Canadians Katherine Ryan and Tom Stade, and there's an evening of American comedy supported by one of the festival's sponsors, United Airlines. St Patrick's Day falls during the festival and David O'Doherty and Mary Bourke are among the Irish comics making an appearance.

Some acts - such as Tony Law, Rich Peppiatt and Josie Long - are reprising their 2012 Edinburgh Fringe shows - while others, such as Calman, Carr and Hill, are performing new material. There will also be comedy for children, discussions and radio recordings as part of the festival.

Details of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival

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