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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 4-13 October 2019

Birmingham Comedy Festival is an award-winning annual 10-day city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza that mixes big comedy names with emerging talent.

The next Birmingham Comedy Festival will run from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 October 2019.

The full line-up will be revealed Summer 2019. In the meantime, check our social media channels for latest festival news...

NEWS: Submission Forms (for confirmed/ booked activities) now available upon request. Brochure deadline Thursday 27 June 2019, 12noon.
NB. All activities must be approved by the festival prior to submission.

NEWS: We won Best Midlands Arts Festival and Best Birmingham Arts Festival in the What's On Readers' Awards 2019! Read more ...

Have a question about the next festival? Check out our FAQ page for details of getting involved, taking part, sponsorship and more ...

Guzzy, Jimeoin, Barbara Nice, Steve Lilly (Doddy), A Scummy Mum, Acaster, Dana Alexander, Bobby Mair, Robin Ince, Tom Binns

Big Names

Joanna Lumley

We've always got some of the biggest names in comedy taking part in the festival. In 2018 they included Ab Fab's legendary Joanna Lumley, Rich Hall, James Acaster, Tom Binns, Jimeoin and Robin Ince, alongside leading podcasters Scummy Mummies, Thinking Drinkers and Private Parts and loads more.
Find out more about past festivals in our About section...

Free Half-Dayers

Rob Kemp

In October 2018 we presented TWO FREE afternoons featuring 16 great shows from top acts including Rob Kemp, Mickey Sharma, Josh Pugh and Phil Pagett, and Gareth Berliner, plus a revival of cult radio series Round The Horne, and more.

Breaking Talent

Breaking Talent Award

The Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award is the biggest comedy prize in the West Midlands and in 2018 was won by Laura Monmoth.
The very best emerging comics from across the region battled it out for the highly coverted 2018 title. Sponsored and hosted by Edinburgh Gin (2018).
Read more about 2018's show...
Who will be in the running for 2019 ...?

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