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The Birmingham Comedy Festival has been drawing attention to the city's vibrant (and often unsung) comedy scene since 2001 when the debut festival hit the road running thanks to appearances from Peter Kay and Sean Lock in a programme of over 40 events.
Since then, the festival has grown into one of the largest independent arts festival in the region.
Alongside a vast range of new local acts, the festival has featured such A-list heavy-hitters as Peter Kay, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, the cast of cult TV sketch series The Fast Show, Ross Noble, John Bishop, Miranda Hart, Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, Al Murray The Pub Landlord, Sarah Millican, Russell Brand, Jack Whitehall, Stephen Merchant, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Harry Hill, Greg Davies, Brum heroes Joe Lycett, Lenny Henry and Jasper Carrott, the legendary Ad' Fab' star Joanna Lumley and even the late Ken Dodd!
The next festival is scheduled for Friday 7 to Sunday 16 October 2022 , with full line-up news in August.
|7 Oct 2023 - 16 Oct 2023*|