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NOTICE FOR PARTICIPATING VENUES / PROMOTERS / ACTS: Festival logos and submission forms for confirmed shows now available.

Forthcoming Deadlines:
- Friday 27 June 2014: All payments and submission forms required for All Dayer (5/11/14)
- Friday 11 July 2014: All payments and submission forms required for festival brochure (by 12noon). Note: We can still include events and activities submitted after this date into the festival, but they may not appear in the brochure...

Contact us ASAP for links, forms and more information.

Birmingham Comedy Festival is an annual 10 day arts festival which takes place at venues annually across the UK's Second City during the autumn.
Next festival: Friday 3 to Sunday 12 October 2014.
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Barbara Nice
This is 2014
We're busily working on the line-up for the 2014 festival right now, and all will be revealed in August! Expect another great mix of comedy performances at venues across the city.

John Bishop
That was 2013
Another blinding festival featuring Russell Brand, Adam Hills, Tony Law, Nina Conti, Joe Lycett, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and many others.
Hope you enjoyed it!


It's been over 10 years since our first festival. Take a brief look back at a tiny selection of some of the big names who've appeared in the past, inc. Peter Kay, The Fast Show, Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans. Read more...

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Taking part
We're now officially open for submissions so if you'd like to take part, please drop us a brief email with details of your show/ act/ activity/ event.

NOTE: All events must take place within the festival dates and in Birmingham.
BROCHURE DEADLINE: Friday 11 July 2014, noon.

If you have a venue or space in Birmingham and would like to host or run a festival event or activity - email us as we'd love to hear from you.

NOTE: All events must take place within the festival dates and in Birmingham.

With a high public and media profile, the festival can provide a great platform for your brand. If you're intested in sponsoring or supporting the festival, contact us now.

If you'd like to write about us, we'd love to hear from you too. Full festival details will be announced during August, but please do let us know if you have impending deadlines.

_Nice Media Quotes About Us

Everyone loves a laugh - us more than any one - so we'll certainly be checking out some of the festival shows..." Free Radio's Foxy and Giuliano

"..another year of thigh slapping frolics and bone tickling events..." DesignMyNight

"...with a line-up featuring the kings and queens of comedy land, it’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face." - Red

“The Birmingham Comedy Festival, running an impressive programme...” - Guardian

"...ten days of rib-tickling entertainment." Birmingham Mail

"...the city's comedy scene remains in rude health..." - Birmingham Post

"...a buffet of delectable skits that are sure to tickle your funny bone." - GT Gay Times

“For sheer entertainment, this laugh-out-loud festival can't be beaten...” - Guardian

"...his festival attracts a promisingly broad programme" - Independent On Sunday

" Comedians flock to city for return of much loved festival" - Walsall Advertiser

"A top line-up of quality stand-up comedy, film, theatre, visual arts, cabaret and much more." - Visit England (1 of 3 events selected as Things To Do for October)

"[Attracting] thousands of visitors annually who come to experience a varied and diverse programme which showcases not only the city’s fantastic comedy scene, but B'ham’s wider cultural offering.” - Visit Birmingham

(c) Birmingham Comedy Festival 2014