They say, ‘the third time’s the charm’ and this couldn’t be more true for Happyness Comedy Festival 2014; with an outstanding line up effervescing with Celtic charm! We are thrilled to bring Happyness back to Inverness and we hope you’ll come and join us for what’s destined to be a great festival!
Karen Koren , Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon & Happyness Comedy Festival
Join the Gilded Balloon as we celebrate the Usher Hall’s 100th birthday with a dazzling comedy gala featuring writer and star of Channel 4′s hit telly show Black Books, Dylan Moran! As if we weren’t spoiling you already with this stellar comedy cast, we’ve just confirmed that the one and only Rich Hall will be added to the special centenary celebrations.
Gilded Balloon’s 2014 Comedy Circuit presents a feast of comedy for you to get your teeth into this Spring at Eden Court. With a comedy line up to suit anyone’s appetite, from the dead pan styling of Michael Redmond to the musical antics of Rob Deering and many more.
Ray Bradshaw – Compere
Ray Bradshaw has quickly gained a reputation as one of the funniest and most exciting new acts on the Scottish comedy scene. Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray is already a double Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist. Ray has travelled the lengths and breadth of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen.
The 24th March will bring some side-splitting hilarity for Glasgow’s Hospice!
Stewart Francis, Susan Calman, Jo Caulfield, Des Clarke, Janey Godley, Des McLean and many more…
…will be joining us at the Kings Theatre for one night only. Glasgow International Comedy Festival and Gilded Balloon have organised this very special event in aid of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
Seeing this tremendous line up will set you back only £21 and the money raised will help the Hospice to care for patients and their families.
Alternatively, you can call the Glasgow Comedy Festival box office on 0844 395 4005.
It is that time of year again, folks! Applications to be part of Fosters So You Think You’re Funny? are now open! If you’re new to stand up comedy, haven’t been performing regularly before June 2013 and think you might have a pretty active funny bone, maybe it’s time you applied for Fosters So You Think You’re Funny?
Fosters So You Think You’re Funny? is the leading amateur comedy competition in the UK and has seen the likes of Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Johnny Vegas, Dylan Moran and Jack Whitehall as winners and finalists in previous years.
The Competition’s Showcases are held throughout UK and Ireland during May and June and dates will be release as soon as possible and will be announced on our website and all social media sites.
To apply please download the Application Form, fill it in and and return by post to
SYTYF? Gilded Balloon, Greenside House, 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA.
Applications to Perform are Now OPEN!
We are now accepting applications to perform with us at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
For lots of detailed information about our venue and performance spaces, please download and read our Performance Info Pack. This also contains the Application Form that we ask you to complete and return to us by post, along with any additional supporting information that you wish us to consider. Please include any images of your shows, reviews of previews performances or productions by your company.
Once your application is received, it will be logged and then passed to our Artistic Director for consideration. If we are interested in offering you a performance slot or have any further questions about your production we will be in touch by email in the first instance.