Selected Highlights WELCOME
Birmingham Comedy Festival returns from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 October 2013.

With 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 *

RUSSELL BRAND (Town Hall)
Big Names
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!

SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE (Old Joint Stock)
On The Up
The fab' Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre (back by popular demand), Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Rosin Conaty, and the absurd and powerful Tony Law.

JOE LYCETT (The Glee Club)
Best of the West

Some 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 Day...

Roadhouse's festival wrap party with Khandie Khisses, Dirty Old Folkers and more...
Special Events
Stand-up 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!

. NEXT FESTIVAL > Friday 3 to Sunday 12 October 2014 - contact us for more details....

"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


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