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Birmingham Comedy Festival 5th – 14th October

Birmingham Comedy Festival 5th – 14th October

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 festivals 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 McIntrye, Lenny Henry, Ross Noble, John Bishop, Miranda Hart, Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, Al Murray, Sarah Millican, Russell Brand, Jack Whitehall, Stephen Merchant, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Harry Hill, Greg Davies, Joe Lycett and even the late Ken Dodd!

While stand-up comedy forms the core of the festival, there is also a vast range of other activities, including theatre, cabaret, sketch comedy, pub quizzes, puppet shows, film screenings, book signings, photography… the list goes on.

The Bramall comedy night will form part of the festival this year, with a headline performance by Robert White – runner up on Britain’s Got Talent 2018.

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