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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 2-11 October 2015

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Comedy Festival, an annual city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza featuring big international comedy names, emerging talent, theatre, cabaret, films, improv, sketches, music, visual art and much more.

This year's festival sees performances from the legendary 'Weird Al', fast-rising Trevor Noah, Germany's comedy ambassador Henning Wehn, Lee Nelson, Chris Ramsey, Andrew Maxwell, Rob Beckett and Daniel Sloss.

Plus look out for the stage premiere of Meera Syal's Anita & Me, two shows from Tangram Theatre, cult act Red Bastard, and the very best acts from Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Chris, Anita, Henning, Doug, Tom, Rob & Albert

Big Names

Trevor Noah

We've got US comedy legend Weird Al Yankovic, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, Henning Wehn, Jason Bryne, Andrew Maxwell, Daniel Sloss, Iain Lee, Chris Ramsey, Lee Nelson, Tom Stade and Laurel and Hardy. Plus cult names Doug Stanhope, Simon Munnery, Red Bastard ... and loads more!
Full Festival Listings

Free Half-Dayer

Lindsey Santoro

Join us on Sunday 4 October 2015 in Birmingham city centre for a FREE afternoon featuring eight great back-to-back one-hour shows from Andy White, The Lovely Men, Gareth Berliner, Ben Briggs, Lindsey, Danny & Michael, the News With Jokes podcasters, Hannah Silverster and Masai Graham.
Venue 1: Cherry Reds
Venue 2: The Victoria

Breaking Talent

Breaking Talent Award

After a sell-out success last year, the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award returns to The Glee Club as a handful of rising comics from the region battle it out for the coverted title.
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