Welcome to Birmingham Comedy Festival 2018, the annual 10-day city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza that mixes big comedy names with emerging talent.
This year's festival sees over 50 performances including appearances from actress Joanna Lumley, US comic and observer Rich Hall, Jimeoin, James Acaster, and Infinite Monkey Cage's Robin Ince.
Look out too for appearances from Hospital People creator Tom Binns, the very best burlesque and cabaret with Gilded Merkin, and the latest show from the award-winning Elvis Dead's Rob Kemp.
There's improv, theatre, music, game shows, podcasters, free shows, and loads more ...
We've got some of the biggest names in comedy, including Rich Hall, James Acaster, Tom Binns, Guz Khan, Jimeoin, Laurel and Hardy and Robin Ince, alongside leading podcasters Scummy Mummies, Thinking Drinkers and Private Parts.
Plus Ab Fab's legendary Joanna Lumley, Mrs Barbara Nice, and loads more.
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Join us on Sunday 7 and Sunday 14 October 2018 in Birmingham city centre for 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.
Presented by Jim Beam Highball.
Pt1: Sunday 7 October 2018
Pt2: Sunday 14 October 2018
It's the biggest comedy prize in the West Mids as the EG Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award returns to The Glee Club (Fri 5 Oct).
The very best emerging comics from across the region battle it out for the highly coverted title.
With MC James Cook.
2018 nominees to be announced soon.
Sponsored and hosted by Edinburgh Gin.
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