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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 1-10 October 2021

Next festival is scheduled for Friday 7 to Sunday 16 October 2022. Now booking. Full line-up news summer 2022. See social media channels for the latest information.

We're back!

After heading online for 2020, we're back in the room to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

And what a celebration it is, with appearances from such names as Russell Brand, podcasters Tailenders, Chris Ramsey, Jason Byrne, Phoenix Nights' Clinton Baptiste, Rachel Fairburn, Jenny Eclair, Mark Steel, Dane Baptiste, Max Fosh, and Loyiso Gola.

There's also theatre productions exploring the lives of Buster Keaton and Frankie Howerd, The Rocky Horror Show, Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and the very best West Mids acts, including Darren Harriott, Barbara Nice, Josh Pugh, Good Kids, Rob Kemp and Danny Clives.

Twenty years, and still going strong!

Birmingham Comedy Festival 2021: Full Line-up


Festival brochure

Look out for our handy pocket-sized A6 brochure - available from festival venues and other locations in and around the city.

View the brochure online via:

For the most up-to-date listings, including the latest additions, see: Line-Up


Birmingham Comedy Festival Free Half Dayer - Good Kids

Come on down on Oct 10 to see eight great free one hour shows at two (nearly) neighbouring city centre venues including Josh Pugh, Good Kids, Board Game Smackdown, Wayne Beese, Danny Clives, Ceyla AB and Mary Flanigan, Tea With The Devil and Kitty Messalina.

Find out more...

We are 20!

Birmingham Comedy Festival 2001 brochure cover

2021 marks our 20th birthday!
But how did it all start? And who took part in that first festival?

We delve back into the early days of the 21st century to find out more.

Read: How Did Birmingham Comedy Festival Start via Medium.

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