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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 6-15 October 2017

Sunday 15 October 2017

The Birmingham Comedy Festival (Free) Half-Dayer: Part 2

The second 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 - Jay Islaam: Islamophobic Muslim
Multi-award-winning comedian Jay Islaam has a reputation for tackling subjects other performers wouldn't dare discuss, and given the current political climate it was inevitable he'd turn his attention to the unique status of Islam in our modern, politically correct, landscape. @jayislaam

2.30pm - Josh Pugh: The Nuneaton and Hinckley Technical College Revue (Work in Progress)
Fresh from a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the English Comedian of the Year 2016 and Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2015 winner returns the festival with a new hour of off-beat ideas and jokes. @JoshPughComic

3.45pm - Hannah Silvester: Wild-ish
Whenever life seems to be going according to plan, Hannah Silvester hears the call of the wild. It’s not easy being an outlaw when you're from Sutton Coldfield. Join the award-winning stand-up comedian for a walk on the wild side, as she runs with the wolves, battles shadows, and tries to get back in time for the school run. (Howling at the moon is optional). @hansilvo

5pm - Freddie Farrell and Masai Graham: Brand New Jokes
Freddie and Masai serve up 30 minutes each of brand new jokes. These jokes will either fly or die. Masai has won Best Joke of Edinburgh Fringe and the UK Pun Championships, while this summer Freddie released his debut comedy album Excuse Me While I Burst Into Flames, with American record label Comedy Dynamics. @masaigraham | @freddie_farrell

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


1.15pm - Foghorn Unscripted: What The Dickens?
Improvised comedy Charles Dickens play. Cheer on our plucky heroes and help decide their fate as they struggle in their journey to find love and fortune, against adversity, poverty and wickedness. Join us in the sumptuous drawing rooms, murky streets and smoky taverns to meet filthy hags, absurd snobs and plucky ne'er-do-wells along the way. @FoghornImprov

2.30pm - Gareth Berliner: Crossroads
Gareth is at a Crossroads after landing a role in Coronation Street and has started writing in the third person. He’ll be talking funny, looking funny and even doing magic, the likes of which you’ve never seen, literally. Why not come and see his show in the first person... @GarethBerliner

3.45pm - Apple-Knockers
One hour of comedy argy-bargy from two ex-playboy models Danny Clives (Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2017) and Stu Woodings (Hot Water Comedy New Comedian 2015) @dannyclives | @stu_woodings

5pm - Round The Horne: Resuscitated
Come and join the fun as we recreate a recording of the iconic 1960s radio comedy Round The Horne, with all your favourite characters (and more) making an appearance, including Ramblin' Syd Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, Bea Clissold, and Julian and Sandy. All these brought to you by the unforgettable Kenneth Williams et al, and master of ceremonies Kenneth Horne himself! @craiguito

Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Also see: The Birmingham Comedy Festival (Free) Half-Dayer: Part 1 - Sunday 8 October 2017

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