Welcome to the Birmingham Comedy Festival. While ongoing Covid-19 restrictions have meant our massive venue-filling 2020 festival has been postponed (boo!), we haven't gone away.
So for 2020 we're online with 10-days of interventions, showcases, commissions, and more. Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Mrs Babara Nice, Board Game Smackdown, MY Comedy Chats, Pick Your Own Escapade, and two great new online sketch shows. Plus, we chat to Stewart Lee's favourite Brum band The Nightingales, James Sandy asks Josh Pugh, Maureen Younger and BBCWM's Daz Hale to pick their favourite objects, and street artist Foka Wolf speaks!
UPDATE: The festival might be officially over, but everything is now available online on-demand. See individual activity pages under Line Up for details on how to catch up.
UPDATE: Dates for next festival - Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021. Line up TBA summer 2021.
New for 2020, we've launched a range of festival merchandise.
Featuring an array of stylish (and amusing) designs, you can now purchase not only exclusive t-shirts, but also hoodies, phone covers, notebooks, bags, and lots of other goodies.
All designs have been created especially for us by West Mids-based designers and artists.
If you've enjoyed some of the activitives and incurions we've programmed to mark 2020's festival, then please do consider donating.
Birmingham Comedy Festival was set up to help promote and support the region's vibrant comedy scene.
Every year, it produces a city-wide festival without a penny of funding, while its annual Breaking Talent Award offers a much-valued step-up for emerging comedians from the West Midlands. There's no paid staff. There's just volunteers, who put their time and effort into making it happen. Our aim every year is to simply cover our costs ...
Your valued support will go towards keeping the festival alive, and helping ensure it has a future beyond the pandemic.
We're very proud to have earned TWO awards at the What's On Readers' Awards 2020:
- Best Birmingham Arts Festival
- Best Midlands Arts Festival
... for the second consecutive year!
Huge thanks to everyone who voted for us, and all those who helped make the festival such a massive success.
Around 24,000 people attended our 2019 festival.
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