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. Since then, the festival has grown into one of the largest independent arts festival in the region and featured such A-list acts as Lee Evans, Michael McIntrye, Frankie Boyle, the cast of cult TV sketch series The Fast Show, Lenny Henry and Ross Noble.

2009 sees Michael McIntrye challenge Lee Evans as the UK’s biggest stand-up act with three nights at the NIA. Plus a salute to Monty Python with screenings of Holy Grail and Life Of Brian and an appearance by ‘seventh Python’ Neil Innes; Rich Hall and Otis Lee; John Shuttleworth’s second feature, Southern Softies; contemporary art from Duran Duran’s John Taylor, and more from Josie Long, David O’Doherty, Robin Ince, Ted Chippington, John Cooper Clarke, Jo Enright, Mrs Barbara Nice, Dr Johnny Facade, Andy Parsons, Steve Lilly, to name but a few…

The festival runs from Friday the 2nd of October through to Sunday the 11th October – offering 10 side splitting days of laughs from some of the best comedians on the circut. With all that excitement you may need somewhere comfortable to stay and where better to rest your head than in a fully serviced apartment in Birmingham City Centre.

At Serviced City Pads we have a range of apartments in the city centre to accommodate from 1 to 6 people per apartment. Visit our Birmingham serviced apartments page for more information about accommodation in Birmingham or call our dedicated reservations team on 0844 335 8866.