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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 2-11 October 2020

Welcome to the Birmingham Comedy Festival, the annual 10-day city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza that mixes big comedy names with emerging talent.

Our festivals typically feature dozens of great performances from some of the biggest stars in stand-up. Plus theatre, improv', film, and much more.

Our 2020 festival is scheduled for Friday 2 to Sunday 11 October 2020. However, due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, and restrictions, we are continuing to review the situation in close collaboration with venues, promoters and acts. Further details will be available as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience ...

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Micky P Kerr, The Impractical Jokers, Jumprov, Laurel and Hardy (by Steve Lilly), South Park's Cartman

Awards Ahoy!

What's On Readers' Awards 2020

We're proud to have earned TWO awards at the What's On Readers' Awards 2020:

- Best Birmingham Arts Festival

- Best Midlands Arts Festival

... for the second consecutive year!

Huge thanks to everyone who voted for us, and all those who helped make the festival such a massive success.

Around 24,000 people attended our 2019 festival.

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The Great Larry Stephens Mystery - podcast

To coinicde with the publication of a new biography It's All In The Mind, Birmingham Comedy Festival takes a brief look at the life and times of Black Country comedy writer Larry Stephens. Featuring an interview with author Julie Warren, and snippets from work Larry penned for both The Goons and Tony Hancock, the free audio documentary asks why such an influential figure has been so overlooked.

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Breaking Talent

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2019 winner Celya AB

Congratulations to Celya AB for winning the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2019 - the biggest comedy prize in the West Midlands.

Mary Flanigan was also Commended in a sell-out night that also saw appearances from Jay Droch, Adam Elmi and Doug Carter.

Compered by James Cook the night also featured a closing set from Fern Brady.

Breaking Talent Award 2019

Read more via Chortle: Celya's AB fab

"Best Festivals and Events for Autumn 2019" - The Times

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