One of the UK’s most successful independent comedy clubs will open its first Scottish venue early next year.
Currently under renovation at a site on the city’s Renfrew Street, the 400-seat Glee Club Glasgow will officially open in February.
Founded nearly 25 years ago, Glee has hosted top names including Jimmy Carr, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jack Dee, Jo Brand, Sarah Millican and Russell Howard.
With a standing capacity of 800, live music will also be part of the Glasgow Glee experience. Artists who have appeared include Jake Bugg, Marina and the Diamonds, Mumford & Sons, Edwyn Collins and even Adele.
The new Glasgow club will feature a purpose-built interior and theatre-style reserved seating as well as one of Glee’s trademark extra-long bars.
The Glee also specialises in group bookings, with custom-made packages, as well as a Student discount.
The Glee founder Mark Tughan (pictured) opened his first club in Birmingham in 1994 and explained that Scotland was an easy choice for his next opening.
“Scotland has given us some of the world’s funniest comedians over the years, as well as having some of the best comedy festivals and a great culture of coming together to enjoy live entertainment.
“As a lifelong fan of Scotland’s comedy scene, opening our first Scottish Glee Club is extremely exciting for me and the rest of the team.
“Glasgow is such a vibrant cultural city and there is a huge amount of fresh comedy talent coming through on the scene here, so the anticipation is really building as we countdown to opening in 2019.”
Following the opening weekend, The Glee has lined up a load of comedy treats for Glasgow which are now on sale, with performances from Paul McCaffrey, Jarlath Regan, Adam Rowe, Tom Wrigglesworth, Allyson June Smith, Rob Deering and Nathan Caton all confirmed.
Local comedian Billy Kirkwood and rising-star Christopher Macarthur-Boyd are also on the bill.