Birmingham Comedy Festival is an annual 10-day festival that
takes place at various venues across Birmingham every October.
Featuring a cracking mix of big names and fast-rising talent, the
festival has featured not just stand-up comedy, but also film, theatre,
workshops, music, spoken word, cabaret, visual arts, photography,
dance, puppets, food, magic, and much more...
Our next festival is scheduled to run from Friday 4 to Sunday
13 October 2013.
was one of our biggest festivals ever, with around 100 events over
the 10 days, including appearances from John Bishop, Hairy Bikers,
Josh Widdicombe, John Cooper Clarke, Sean Walsh, and many others.
2012 festival listings.
currently hard at work planning our next festival. Expect another
great mix of comedy performances at venues across the city.
Further details will be announced in the summer...
been over 10 years since our first festival. Take a brief look back
at a tiny selection of some of the big names who've appeared in
the past, inc. Peter Kay, The Fast Show, Michael McIntyre
and Lee Evans. Read more...
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officially open for submissions around Easter with details announced
via social media. However, by all means drop
us a brief email before then with details of your show/
act/ activity/ event.
NOTE: All events must take place within the festival
dates and within Birmingham (or Solihull).
you have a venue or space in Birmingham and would like to host or
run a festival event or activity - email
us as we'd love to hear from you.
All events must take place within the festival dates and within
Birmingham (or Solihull).
a high public and media profile, the festival can provide a great
platform for your brand. If you're intested in sponsoring or supporting
the festival, contact us know asap.
you'd like to write about us, we'd love to hear from you. Full festival
details will be announced in the summer, but please
do let us know if you have impending deadlines.
Student City Guide: Top Ten Things to do in Birmingham 2012
days of rib-tickling entertainment." Birmingham Mail
Comedy Festival, running an impressive programme...” - Guardian
stellar line-up." - I Am Birmingham
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
it's 11th year, this festival attracts a promisingly broad programme"
- Independent On Sunday
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