Birmingham Comedy Festival

We're back with another great line-up from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2023.

Lindsey Santoro

2023: Calendar Girls The Musical • Tom Davis • Jason Byrne • Josh Pugh • Rhys James • Seann Walsh • Paul Foot • Angelos Epithemiou • Eshaan Akbar • Jack Skipper • Carl Hutchinson • Jenny Eclair • Norman Lovett • The Goon Show • Laurel and Hardy • Robin Ince • Round The Horne • Breaking Talent Award • Free Half-Dayers • Sheila's Island • Josh Jones • Connor Burns • Jumprov! • Danny McLoughlin • COBO • Jack Gleadow • Kamikaze Club • and much more ...

Free Half-Dayers

Free comedy? You got it!

Birmingham Comedy Festival Free Half-Dayers

Our massive free Half-Dayers take place on successive Sundays at The Victoria and Cherry Reds, bang smack in Birmingham city centre. Featuring eight shows per day, from 1pm.

Winner Announced

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2023

Huge congratulations to Hasan Al-Habib, winner of our 2023 award.

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Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2023 Winner
Larry Stephens

Sunday 8 October 2023

The Goon Show

Relive the lunacy of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe as the cult radio series that revolutionised British comedy returns to the stage! Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Goon Show writer, Larry Stephens.

Friday 13 & Sunday 15 October 2023

Laurel and Hardy: Mean Business

A programme of classic films featuring the greatest comedy double act of all time.

Stan and Ollie

“Jam packed.”

The Times


“A tasty blend of big and emerging names.”


Birmingham Comedy Festival

Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2023
View or download the festival brochure (PDF format).

Official Media Partner 2023: What's On Media Group