Birmingham Comedy Festival Returns For Its 15th Year

The long-running Birmingham Comedy Festival is making a return to the city next month with yet and other top line-up.

Running from Friday October 7 – Sunday October 17, the festival will see the likes of Romesh Ranganathan and Kerry Godliman, star of Ricky Gervais’ hit show Derek, and The Boy With Tape On His Face, take to the stage at venues across the city.

Across 10 days you can get along to a number of side-splitting shows from some of the country’s top comedians. This year Irishman Jason Byrne will be performing at the Town Hall; other highlights include Richard O’Brien’s record-breaking rock’n’roll musical Rocky Horror Show, which will run at the New Alexandra Theatre from October 10 – October 15.

The festival kicks off with the third Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award, which will be held at The Glee Club on October 7. Tickets cost £10.50 (£6.50 NUS) and can be purchased here.

The annual competition aims to recognise and support ‘breaking talent’ from across the region, offering the winner a vital step onto the comedy ladder. With a judging panel including comedic legend Jasper Carrott, the awards evening is a must-see for all comedy lovers.

Whatever your sense of humour, there are so many events that you can get yourself along to at this year’s festival.

Established in 2001, the Birmingham Comedy Festival has welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy including Michael McIntyre, Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican.

Originally set up to highlight Birmingham’s vibrant, but largely unsung comedy scene, the festival is one of the biggest independent multi-site arts festivals in the region, shining a light on some incredible local talent.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the festival and is popular event on Birmingham’s annual events calendar. So don’t miss you chance to get along and see some of the finest comedians the West Midlands and the UK has to offer.

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