Comedy Festival returns from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 October 2013.
over 60 events right across the Britain's Second City, we've
got theatre, workshops, film, spoken word, burlesque, music,
visual art, food, puppets, showcases, special events, and tons
of stand-up comedy...
Next Festival: 3-12 October 2014 *
Headline grabber Russell
Brand ponders the Messiah Complex, plus The Last
Leg's Adam Hills, science
enthusiast Robin Ince,
puppeter Nina Conti ... and
Laurel & Hardy!
fab' Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
(back by popular demand), Edinburgh
Comedy Award Winner Rosin Conaty,
and the absurd and powerful Tony Law.
Best of the West
of the best acts from Brum and the West Mids, including soon-to-be-legend
Joe Lycett, Mrs
Barbara Nice, Jo Enright, Harriett
Dyer, Freddie Farrell, The
Lovely Men, Shazia Mirza, Steve
workshops for all abilities from James Cook, spoken word
with Naked Lungs, sweded
films and artist Steve Lilly.
Plus bread, French
food, a pub quiz
and a comedy/ music/ burlesque party!
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
of thigh slapping frolics and bone tickling events..." DesignMyNight
a line-up featuring the kings and queens of comedy land, it’s sure
to put a smile on anyone’s face." - Red
Comedy Festival, running an impressive programme...” - Guardian
days of rib-tickling entertainment." Birmingham Mail
city's comedy scene remains in rude health..." - Birmingham
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
festival attracts a promisingly broad programme" - Independent
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)
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