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Friday 7 to Sunday 16 October 2016
2015's festival was quite simply one of the best, featuring loads of great sell-out shows. More details on 2016's fest' will be announced during the summer. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Acts: Submission forms available Apr/May. Venues: contact us asap if you'd like to be part of the festival. Sponsors: contact us for details.
- The Birmingham Comedy Festival Team
Welcome to the Birmingham Comedy Festival 2015, an annual city-wide mirth-filled extravaganza featuring big international comedy names, emerging talent, theatre, cabaret, films, improv, sketches, music, visual art and much more.
This year's festival sees performances from the legendary 'Weird Al', Germany's comedy ambassador Henning Wehn, Frankie Boyle, Lee Nelson, Chris Ramsey, Tom Stade, Rob Beckett and Daniel Sloss.
Plus look out for the stage premiere of Meera Syal's Anita & Me, two shows from Tangram Theatre, the devilish Red Bastard, and the very best acts from Birmingham and the West Midlands.
We've got US comedy legend Weird Al Yankovic, the ever controversial Frankie Boyle, Henning Wehn, Jason Bryne, Andrew Maxwell, Daniel Sloss, Iain Lee, Chris Ramsey, Lee Nelson, Tom Stade and Laurel and Hardy. Plus cult names Doug Stanhope, Simon Munnery, Red Bastard ... and loads more!
Full Festival Listings
Join us on Sunday 4 October 2015 in Birmingham city centre for a FREE afternoon featuring eight great back-to-back one-hour shows from Andy White, The Lovely Men, Gareth Berliner, Ben Briggs, Lindsey, Danny & Michael, the News With Jokes podcasters, Hannah Silverster and Masai Graham.
Venue 1: Cherry Reds
Venue 2: The Victoria
After a sell-out success last year, the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award returns to The Glee Club (2 Oct) as six rising comics from the region battle it out for the coverted title.
Plus a headline set from Foster's Comedy Award 2015 nominee Nish Kumar.
* UPDATE: Josh Pugh wins the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2015. Read more...
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