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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 5-14 October 2018

Next Birmingham Comedy Festival:
Friday 4 to Sunday 13 October 2019.

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


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 70 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 ...

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

Big Names

Rich Hall

We've got some of the biggest names in comedy, including Rich Hall, James Acaster, Tom Binns, 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.
Full Festival Listings

Free Half-Dayers

Rob Kemp

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
Jim Beam Highball

Breaking Talent

Breaking Talent Award

Winner: Laura Monmoth
Commended: Good Kids


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 Adam Beardsmore, Phil Carr, Good Kids, Laura Monmoth and Sham Zaman.
Sponsored and hosted by Edinburgh Gin.
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