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BlackpoolComedy Festival

Blackpool

Comedy

Festival

 Mon 8th - Sun 14th  July 2024!

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Welcome to the Blackpool Comedy Festival 2024 – your ultimate destination for laughter and joy! Nestled in the heart of Blackpool, our festival is a vibrant celebration of comedy, bringing together some of the most talented and beloved comedians from across the globe. From side-splitting stand-up sets to captivating exhibitions, we offer a diverse lineup designed to tickle the funny bone of every comedy lover. Born from a collaboration between Winter Gardens Blackpool, Showtown, Manford’s Comedy Club, and the local community, our festival is more than just shows; it’s a community coming together to share in the universal language of laughter. Join us for a memorable weekend where the best of comedy meets the charm of Blackpool!

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Jason Manford & Friends

The home of British comedy lights up once more as the Blackpool Comedy Festival, presented by Manford’s Comedy Club, Showtown, and Winter Gardens Blackpool, is thrilled to announce its return…

13th Jul, 2024
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Oil painting portrait of a man with a bald head and wearing glasses with a ruff around his neck.

Silky: Wallflower

This is Silky’s Blackpool Comedy Festival Debut. Finding out your self-image is an oil painting, and you’re wearing a ruff, you need answers…

14th Jul, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Russ Brown House of Secrets magic show

Showtown presents The House of Secrets Magic Show, packed with close up magic, illusions and stage magic, this family show has something for everyone!

14th Jul, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Devilled Eggs

Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

From acclaimed theatre makers Black Liver, Devilled Eggs is their latest two-hander play about a guest house over the span of a one night stay (breakfast included).

Tickets: £16.50

Creating Autobiographical Performance Work

Old Electric theatre Springfield Road, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Join performance artist Krishna Istha for a workshop that explores how artists and performers can craft autobiographical, genre-pushing works.

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Tickets: £5

Tony Slattery: Resuscitated, The Improv Show

Dirty Blondes 3 Back Church Street, Blackpool

For the Blackpool Comedy Festival we bring you a comedy night to remember with our host Matt Davenport and special guest Tony Slattery.

Tickets: £10

Jolly Stories with Jools

Blackpool Central Library Queen Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Join the library’s very own Jools for fun and giggles as she shares Ross Collins’ laugh-out loud picture books for Blackpool Comedy Festival.

Tickets: Free

Freddie Davies: A Comedy Life

Joe Longthorne Theatre North Pier, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Joe Longthorne Theatre present an afternoon of nostalgia and laughter with comedy legend, Freddie Davies for the Blackpool Comedy Festival.

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Tickets: £10

I photograph comedians!

Showtown Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

This exhibition at Showtown celebrates British photographer Andy Hollingworth and his incredible photographs of some of Britain’s most iconic comedians including Rowan Atkinson and Victoria Wood.

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Tickets: Free

Showtown’s Noisy Boxes

Showtown Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Join Showtown for a family friendly silly session making the funniest noises you possibly can for Blackpool Comedy Festival.

Tickets: £3

Showtown Magic workshop

House of Secrets 105 Church Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Top magician Russ Brown pulls back the green curtain to reveal some magic tricks to amaze and amuse your entire family!

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Tickets: £3

Nook and Cranny: The Story Scientists

Blackpool Central Library Queen Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Story Scientists, Professors Nook and Cranny, look for answers and crack the formula of the perfect story for the Blackpool Comedy Festival.

Tickets: Free

Allyson June Smith is Little Smith Sunshine

Old Electric theatre Springfield Road, Blackpool, United Kingdom

A self-confessed "over sharer" this show for Blackpool Comedy Festival will serve up a potent observational cocktail of wit, bite and shame. So come let this "People Pleaser" please you, and meet your new best friend Allyson June Smith.

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Tickets: £5

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