Comedy Festival scoops award

Three blokes and a certificate

Award-winning festival. Picking up the award were Adam Jaremko (The Glee), Dave Freak (B’ham Comedy Festival), and James Cook (comedian, comedy tutor).

Birmingham Comedy Festival was won the title of Best Midlands Arts Festival in the What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017.

Voted for by readers of the region-wide magazine, the long-running comedy festival beat off stiff competition from the International Dance Festival, Birmingham Literature Festival, Flatpack Film Festival, Coventry’s Godiva Festival  and the University of Wolverhampton’s Artsfest.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “We’re truly bowled over by the win – seriously! Being independent, unfunded and volunteer-led – coupled with the seriously heavyweight competition – makes the feat even more remarkable.

“We’d like to thanks everyone who voted for us, as well as everyone who helps make the festival happen every year.

“We’ll be back in October with another great line-up, so keep an eye out over the summer for more details.”

In addition to the win, the festival was also Runner-Up in the Best Festival In Birmingham category.

Birmingham Comedy Festival began in 2001 and quickly established itself as one of the region’s biggest independent arts festivals. Over the years it’s continued to highlight top comedy and played host to some of the biggest names in stand-up, including Peter Kay, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Jack Whitehall and many more.

The next festival will run from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017.

For a full list of  winners, see: What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017 Group Winners

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