Brum’s 2022 comedy fest’ another hit!

Birmingham Comedy Festival has been deemed another success by organisers.

Activities for 2022’s festival attracted over 36,800 attendees.

Among the highlights were appearances from Axel Blake (Alexandra Theatre), Henning Wehn (B:Music/Town Hall) and Dan Nightingale and Troy Hawke (The Glee Club), plus stage productions Sister Act (Birmingham Hippodrome), Tartuffe (Birmingham Rep) and Austentatious (The Old Rep Theatre).

With a firm focus on the very best acts from the city and surrounding area, the festival also saw performances from Mary Flanigan, Rob Kemp, Andy Robinson, Eric Rushton, James Cook, Craig Deeley and more, while Hannah Weetman scooped the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2022.

“Back to full strength.” – Birmingham Live / Birmingham Mail

“Mirth-filled line-up” – Birmingham World

“Jam-packed” – The Times

In addition to revealing the number of attendees, the festival has also confirmed dates for 2023.

The next festival will run from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2023.

Full line-up will be announced in the summer.

Birmingham Comedy Festival is one of the largest annual independent multi-site arts events in the West Midlands. Established in 2001, it was set up to shine a spotlight on the city’s vibrant comedy scene.

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