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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 6-15 October 2017

Sunday 8 October 2017

The Birmingham Comedy Festival (Free) Half-Dayer: Part 1

The first of two very special free half-dayers in two (almost) neighbouring venues in Birmingham city centre - Cherry Reds and The Victoria, in John Bright Street. All shows are FREE/ by donation/ Pay What You Want.


1.15pm - Beyond Help
A split show from two up-and-coming comedians. Sarah Johnson and Lindsey Santoro have teamed up to deliver an hour of hilarious stand-up. Join these two nitwits as they come together over the acceptance that they are both Beyond Help. @Hulseye | @sazzlejohnson

2.30pm - Phil Pagett: Bare Jokes
Debut solo show from Phil, 'One of the country's best new gag writers' (Gary Delaney), ranging from the absurd to the twisted. Expect a no-frills hour of hilarious one-liners from Birmingham's master of puns. Definitely not for the easily offended. @Phil_Pagett

3.45pm - James Cook: Too Many Jameses
A brand new comedy show from the award-winning stand-up and Birmingham’s 248th most influential tweeter. 'The most enjoyable hour' - BBC. @jamesecook

5pm - Andy Robinson
Andy is a comedian. If you’ve been to the Glee Club over the last 23 years you may well have seen him being funny and that. If you’ve seen Jo Brand, Sean Lock, Sarah Millican or Kevin Bridges on tour you might have seen him doing the support slot, again, being funny and that. Come and see him, he’ll most likely be funny ... and that.

Cherry Reds, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN


1.15pm - The Toadshow
Midlands based double act and former Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent nominees Lucy Thompson and Thomas Rackham bring one hour of shambolic sketch comedy into your eyes and ears (and laps if near the front). 'Comedians to see in 2017' – Birmingham Mail. @thetoadshow

2.30pm - Bob Blackman’s Tray?
The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they?
'The funniest men in Staffordshire' - Stoke Sentinel. @trayact

3.45pm - Mike Drop: The Adventures of a One Man Band
Michael Dryburgh hasn't always been an award nominated up-and-coming comedian. He was once a musician who accidentally became a one man hip hop group. In telling his origin story he mixes his amiable standup comedy with impressive live looping music. Imagine Ed Sheeran with knob jokes. @mikedryburgh

5pm - Weird A***holes
A portmanteau of horror comedy – you’ll wish you were dead! 10-year-old Simon copes with his miserable home life by escaping into the world of his favourite comic book Weird A***holes. From the minds of award-winning character acts Andrew Mcburney, Jack Kirwan and Paul Palmer. @weird----holes

Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Also see: The Birmingham Comedy Festival (Free) Half-Dayer: Part 2 - Sunday 15 October 2017

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