Scotland’s biggest live comedy experience is coming to Ayr this autumn.

The Big Fab Comedy Show will bring some of the UK’s biggest TV comedians, Scottish stars and rising comics on a tour of Scotland from Inverness to Glasgow, Ayr to Aberdeen and more.

Presented by Scotland’s original home of live comedy, Gilded Balloon, The Big Fab Comedy Show is a sensational night of live stand-up comedy starring the TV names fans know and love alongside some of the hottest up-and-coming talent from across Scotland and the UK. 

The 2024 autumn line-up includes: Darren Harriott, Andrew Maxwell, Chris Forbes, Ray Bradshaw, Helen Bauer, Emmanuel Sonubi, Stuart McPherson, Kathleen Hughes, Kate Hammer and Joe McTernan. 

The Ayr gig takes place at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday, September 24, and will be hosted by Chris Forbes, star of TV's Scot Squad and viral sensation The Other Murray Brother.

Also appearing at the Gaiety gig will be headliner Darren Harriott, Live At The Apollo star Helen Bauer, Stuart McPherson from the Some Laugh podcast, and Canadian comic Kate Hammer.

The Big Fab Comedy Show launched in 2023, bringing comics including Susie McCabe, Catherine Bohart, Larry Dean and more to towns and cities across Scotland. 

Gilded Balloon is one of Scotland’s leading entertainment producers.

As one of the largest and longest-running venues at the Edinburgh Fringe, Gilded Balloon is respected internationally for presenting an incredible annual showcase of theatre, comedy, music and kids shows, and is known for launching the careers of the most successful names in comedy today. 

Tickets can be booked online at