THIS year’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival is due to take place from March 13-31 with more than 500 events set to take place.

A host of top comedians will perform in the city across 45 venues while the winner of the festival’s only official award – the Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award – will be revealed at the closing comedy gala.

Connolly will choose the ultimate winner from a shortlist selected by an independent panel of judges.

READ MORE: The Snuts: Taking back control ahead of album launch shows

We’ve rounded up some of the best shows on offer at this year’s festival. This is just a few though so remember to have a look at all the acts and tickets HERE

Kieran Hodgson

Known for his role in BBC comedy Two Doors Down, Hodgson will bring his critically-acclaimed show to the city he calls home on March 29 at the King’s Theatre.

Hodgson (below) first moved to Scotland in 2020 and the show focuses on what that transition was like for him.

The National:

Featuring impressions, storytelling and even a moment where he bursts into song, this show is well worth your time.

Susie McCabe

Fresh off her hit Fringe show Femme Fatality, McCabe (below) is now back with The Merchant of Menace.

The National:

She spent her early career supporting the likes of Kevin Bridges, Jason Manford and John Bishop and also appeared on an episode of Have I Got News For You.

Although she has three shows, tickets are currently only available for the show on March 16 at 5pm.

Connor Burns

Extra shows had to be added for Burns due to demand which tells you all you need to know.

READ MORE: Scottish comedian Connor Burns discusses 10 things that changed his life

Like both McCabe and Hodgson, he’s coming to the festival after a sold-out Fringe season which saw him add over 2000 extra seats to what was only his second-ever Fringe to rave reviews.

Tickets are still available for his show at The Garage on March 21.

Alasdair Beckett-King

Known for his brilliant parody videos online, Beckett-King (below) will be performing at the Oran Mor on March 29 with his show Nevermore.

He previously spoke with The National about the influence of Billy Connolly on his career and what he loved about Scottish audiences when he brought his tour to The Stand last year.

The National: Alasdair Beckett-King will perform two shows in Scotland this week

Tickets for his shows are still available.

Rosie Jones

Jones is well known for her TV appearances on a wide variety of shows, including Trip Hazard and Mission: Accessible.

She has also appeared on the likes of The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Mock The Week.

READ MORE: Scottish comedian Mark Nelson on the 10 things that changed his life

Described by the Edinburgh Festivals Magazine as “downright hilarious,” her show Triple Threat takes place on March 27.

Eleanor Morton

Like Beckett-King, Morton is well known for her videos online, including one of a disgruntled Scottish tour guide named Craig.

Her new show promises to explore “all thing ghostly” and focuses on growing up in the “world’s spookiest city”.

Haunted House will be on at the Oran Mor on March 26.