Today the Glasgow International Comedy Festival celebrates its tenth year with the next two and a half weeks dedicated to a laughathon featuring 300 shows.

Topping the bill are comedy heavyweights - and we mean that in a good way - Sarah Millican, Dara O’Briain, Rory Bremner and Frankie Boyle.

The action takes place across 40 venues with the proverbial jewel in the crown being a special gala charity night on Monday which brings together two of Scotland’s biggest stars – Frankie Boyle and Greg McHugh (Gary Tank Commander) to raise funds for Palestine.

Tommy Sheppard, director of the Scottish Comedy Agency, the company behind the festival, says: ‘It is now a major date in the cultural calendar not just for Scotland, but throughout the UK.

He added: ‘The calibre of comedians we have had grace the festival over the years has been tremendous and this year is no exception. We're very happy that we are still putting smiles on people's faces, especially in such tough economic conditions.’

Sadly, there’s not much we can say about this kind of activity except, well done, boom-boom etc.

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