Watch the Birmingham Comedy Festival
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.The festival is founded by Dave Freak with original partners who include The GAG Clubs Rich Batsford, Janice Connolly (aka Mrs Barbara Nice), The Gee Club, ComedyKavs James Cook, John Simmit and Upfront, Simon from That’s The Badger and the Midland Arts Centre.Serviced City Pads supply a large range of serviced apartments throughout central Birmingham and the reservations team can be contacted on 0844 335 8866.
Working directly with venues, promoters and other organisations and individuals to achieve its goals, the festival is volunteer-led and not for profit. Contact Serviced City Pads for short and long stay accommodation during the Birmingham Comedy Festival for great apartments at the most competitive price.
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, and the cast of cult TV sketch series The Fast Show, Lenny Henry and Ross Noble. Due to the popularity of the Birmingham Comedy Festival book early to avoid missing accommodation. Serviced City Pads supply a large range of apartments in central Birmingham.
Birmingham is the home of a vibrant yet largely unsung comedy scene. Despite the quality of acts appearing at the many clubs, media coverage is limited. The comedy festival was suggested as the best way to raise the profile of comedy within the city and surronding area. Promoters, comedians, acts and organisations are contacted, the response is very positive, and the plans for a brand new arts festival get under way.
Not limited by stand-up come, from the outset, the festival strives to challenge and inspire, opening the programming up to include films, theatre workshops, new talent nights, clubs nights, classical music, dance, book readings, visual arts, events for children and performance, in fact, anything with a humurous angle.
Birmingham will be hosting it’s annual Comedy Festival this autumn with another cracking line-up of big stars and local talent from October 1 – 10.
This year the Birmingham Comedy Festival returns with another cracking line-up of big stars and local talent. Headlining this years show are BAFTA award-winning duo Armstrong and Miller, who will be bringing a range of characters top the Alexander Theatre, from September 30. Some of the stars joining them at various city venues include Mock The Week’s Stewart Francis, Mark Watson, American Rich Hall and Geordie genius Ross Noble, to name a few.
Local artists such as Mrs Barbara Nice, Karen Bayley, The Funbags, Jo Enright and many more will be playing a range of venues including the MAC, the British Oak, Stirchley, and the Electric Cinema.For short and long stay accommodation in Birmingham contact Serviced City Pads reservations team on 0844 335 8866.