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STOP PRESS: Next festival Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017
Full line-up to be announced summer 2017

Birmingham Comedy Festival, 7-16 October 2016

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UPDATE: Brochure copy deadline Friday 30 June 2017, 12noon. Forms for agreed/ confirmed events available upon request. Full festival line-up to be announced Summer 2017.

UPDATE: Winner, Best Midlands Arts Festival and Runner Up, Best Festival in Birmingham - What's On Readers' Awards 2017.

Birmingham Comedy Festival prsents The Goons
UPDATE: The Goon Show - back on stage during 2017. Read more...

UPDATE: Date for next Birmingham Comedy Festival are Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017.

Welcome to the Birmingham Comedy Festival 2016, the annual 10-day city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza that mixes big comedy names with emerging talent.

This year's festival sees over 70 performances including Romesh Ranganathan, silent comedy king The Boy With Tape On His Face, Ireland's Jason Byrne and a glitzy celeb' filled revival of the classic Rocky Horror Show.

Plus look out for appearances from Justin Moorhouse, Tom Wrigglesworth, Gary Delaney's Panelbeaters, Nathan Caton, Kerry Godliman, Matt Forde, and the very best acts from Birmingham and the West Midlands.

See the Full Festival Listings

Featuring ... Lindsey, Kane, Charlie, Mrs Nice, Patrick, Tom, The Boy, Jason, Maureen and Gary

Big Names

Kerry Godliman

We've got Asian Provocateur's Romesh Ranganathan, Irish funnyman Jason Byrne, Kerry Godliman from Ricky Gervais's Derek, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Justin Moorhouse, Matt Forde, Nathan Caton, Charlie Baker, Mock The Week's Gary Delaney, Man Like Mobeen's Guz Khan, the surreal Simon Munnery and Tony Law ... and loads more!
Plus comedy legends Laurel and Hardy and iconic musical Rocky Horror.
Full Festival Listings

Free Half-Dayers

Josh Pugh

Join us on Sunday 9 and Sunday 16 October 2016 in Birmingham city centre for TWO FREE afternoons featuring 18 great shows from acts including Foghorn Unscripted, Craig Deeley, Karen Bayley, Josh Pugh, Lucy Thompson, Masai Graham, Gareth Berliner, Ben Briggs, Lindsey and Danny, the News With Jokes podcasters, Hannah Silverster, James Cook and more.
Pt1: Sunday 9 October 2016
Pt2: Sunday 16 October 2016

Breaking Talent

Breaking Talent Award

Following packed shows in 2014 and 2015, the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award returns to The Glee Club (Fri 7 Oct) as five rising comics from across the region battle it out for the coverted title.
With MC James Cook, a headline set from Andy Askins, judges include comedy legend Jasper Carrott.
News: Harv Hawkins wins award.

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