About us
About usAbout us

Welcome to the Blackpool Comedy Festival, an annual celebration of laughter, set against the backdrop of one of the UK’s most iconic seaside resorts. Since our inception in 2019, we’ve grown from a spark of creativity into a beacon of comedic brilliance, attracting talent and audiences from across the globe.

Our Journey

The festival was born out of a partnership between the historic Winter Gardens Blackpool and Manford’s Comedy Club, envisioned as a platform to showcase comedic genius in all its forms. Our inaugural event, a three-day extravaganza, set the stage with headliners like Jason Manford, John Bishop, Angela Barnes, Seann Walsh, Adam Hills, and many more, leaving an indelible mark on the comedy landscape.

Evolution and Expansion

From those early days, the Blackpool Comedy Festival has evolved, embracing a resort-wide approach that has seen us forge new partnerships, incorporate additional venues, and expand our programming to accommodate an ever-growing audience. Our mission to create a unique comedy festival experience has led us to welcome the biggest comedians from around the world, celebrating Blackpool’s rich entertainment heritage while pushing boundaries and setting new standards in comedy.

Celebrating Blackpool’s Entertainment Heritage

Blackpool has a storied history of entertaining the masses, from the golden age of variety through to today’s stand-up superstars. Our festival taps into this rich vein of cultural heritage, transforming the entire resort into a stage for the most innovative, hilarious, and engaging comedy acts around. By collaborating with a diverse array of venues, from intimate bars to the grandeur of the Winter Gardens, we ensure that the spirit of Blackpool’s entertainment legacy is alive and well, resonating with both performers and festival-goers alike.

Looking Forward

As we continue to grow, our commitment remains unwavering: to bring laughter to the heart of Blackpool, creating unforgettable memories and celebrating the universal language of comedy. We are dedicated to making the Blackpool Comedy Festival a landmark event that not only showcases world-class talent but also supports and nurtures new and emerging comedians, ensuring that the future of comedy shines as brightly as the lights on the promenade.

Join us as we write the next chapter in the story of the Blackpool Comedy Festival, where laughter echoes against the backdrop of the sea, and every joke, jest, and jape contributes to the tapestry of our shared human experience.