Welcome to the Birmingham Comedy Festival 2019, the annual 10-day city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza that mixes big comedy names with emerging talent.
This year's festival sees over 80 performances including James Acaster, The Last Leg's Josh Widdicombe, Henning Wehn, Reginald D Hunter and Comedy Central's Impractical Jokers.
Plus look out for appearances from Jonathan Pie, Jay Rayner, poet Pam Ayres, Laurel and Hardy, and some of the very best acts from Birmingham and the West Midlands.
We've got some of the biggest names in comedy taking part in the festival including James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe, Henning Wehn, journalist Jonathan Pie, and Reg D Hunter alongside food critic Jay Rayner, and Scottish star-in-the-making Fern Brady.
Plus US TV stars Impractical Jokers, cricket's Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld, and loads more.
Our FREE Sunday afternoon Half-Dayers are back, with a host of great acts performing their one hour shows, including Lovdev Barpaga, Rob Kemp, Danny Clives, Susan Murray, Sarah Johnson and Jay Droch. Plus Foghorn Unscripted, Board Game Smackdown! and more.
New for 2019: Fat Penguin's free Improv' All-Dayer.
Congratulations to Celya AB for winning the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2019 - the biggest comedy prize in the West Midlands.
Mary Flanigan was also Commended in a sell-out night that also saw appearances from Jay Droch, Adam Elmi and Doug Carter.
Compered by James Cook the night also featured a closing set from Fern Brady.
Read more via Chortle: Celya's AB fab
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