What to watch at Birmingham Comedy Festival 2017!

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Get ready for 10 days of laughter as some of UK’s biggest comedians take over the city for Birmingham Comedy Festival! We’ve rounded up our top picks of shows to check out at this year’s festival.

Spamalot! | New Alexandra Theatre
October 3 – October 7

If you’re a fan of the iconic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, we can guarantee you’ll love this show. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical the hilarious Spamalot was written by Python legend Eric Idle, with a fantastic score co-written by John DuPrez. Full of misfit knights, killer rabbits and dancing nuns, join King Arthur as he travels on a mission to locate the Holy Grail. Click here to get tickets!

Click here to read our review of Spamalot at the New Alexandra Theatre!

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2017 | The Glee Club
October 6

Take your seat and get ready to watch some of the West Midlands’ up and coming comedians battle it out for this year’s Breaking Talent Award. Each act has been specially chosen by the city’s best comedians and clubs, selected for their crack gag writing skills, observational chops, deft delivery, and their potential to break out. Catch these stars as they take their first steps onto the comedy ladder. Get your tickets here!

Mark Watson | mac Birmingham 

You may know Mark Watson from popular comedy shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks – to name just a few. After performing over 100 dates last year, Mark has decided to narrow his 2017 dates down to performing in places that only begin with a M or a W. You can catch Mark for a night of non-stop laughter at mac Birmingham!

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity | Old Rep Theatre
October 7

Star of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, join the hilarious Phil Jupitus for an evening of tales, laughs and diversions as he delves into the chaos of his life and the madness that surrounds it! Click here to book your tickets!

Birmingham Comedy Festival (Free) Half-Dayer | Cherry Reds & The Victoria
Part 1 October 8 – Part 2 October 15

What could be better than two half days of free comedy shows! Get yourself down to Cherry Reds and The Victoria for non-stop shows from some of Birmingham Comedy Festival’s favourite comedians. Take a look at the full line-up for October 8 and October 15.

Barbara Nice: Raffle | Old Rep Theatre
October 8

Barbara Nice

An evening that’s sure to brighten up your Sunday, the lovable Barbara Nice is bound to put a smile on your face! Join her at the Old Rep Theatre for Barbara Nice’s Raffle. Find out more about the evening here!

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast | Symphony Hall
October 9 – 10

You may know him as Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners or for his appearances in multiple panel shows, but Greg Davies is taking to the stage of the Symphony Hall for his first show in four years! Without a doubt one of the countries biggest comedians, you won’t want to miss what is sure to be a highlight of this year’s festival.

At Home With Joe Lycett and Jess Phillips MP | Town Hall
October 11

Join one of the city’s favourite comedians, Joe Lycett and his pal Jess Phillips MP for wise and witty conversations about writing books, taking on causes big and small, obliterating internet trolls and the joy of being a Brummie. Comedy doesn’t get more local than this! You can book tickets here and read our recent interview with Joe here!

Impractical Jokers: Where’s Larry? | Arena Birmingham 
October 12

Get ready to laugh your socks off as the Impractical Jokers: Sal, Joe, Murr and Q take to the stage of Arena Birmingham (formerly Barclaycard Arena) for their brand new show Where’s Larry? Known to many for their incredibly hilarious improv and comedy sketches that earned them their very own TV show, a night with the Impractical Jokers is guaranteed to tickle your funny bones.

George Egg: DIY Chef
October 13

Have you what happens when a live cooking demo meets comedy? After selling out shows at Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and 2016, award-winning comedic cook George is returning with his brand new show that certainly packs a punch. Expect power tools, lots of laughs and delicious food for a comedy experience like no other! Get your tickets here!

Don’t miss out on more amazing gigs happening across Birmingham Comedy Festival! Check out the full line-up here!

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