Birmingham Comedy Festival unveils online programme for 2020

Birmingham Comedy Festival have revealed details of an online offering which will take place daily between Friday 2 and Sunday 11 October 2020.

With Covid-19 essentially wiping out plans for a massive live festival, bosses have created a run of unique and different streamed activities.

These include an exciting new commission with Black Country musician/composer, Dan Whitehouse, an online Sketch Show, streamed games, chats, and more. 

Those participating include Barbara Nice, Josh Pugh, Laura Lexx, Carl Donnelly, Jumprov and Craig Deeley.

All activities are free, although donations are welcome. A spokesperson for the festival said:

“We began the year on such a high, with so many shows booked for what was set to be one of our biggest ever festivals. We also won two What’s On Readers’ Awards for the second consecutive year, which was so amazing and very humbling.

“But sadly, the pandemic then hits, and participating venues, clubs and acts are deeply and adversely affected. Facing such a punch, it’d be easy for us to just take a break. But we didn’t want to let the year simply vanish.

“We’ve commissioned, created and programmed a series of free events and activities, available to stream online over the festival’s 10-day period, that we hope will amuse, entertain, and also surprise.

“We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this revised festival happen, as well as those who worked so hard in programming our ‘lost’ festival pre-pandemic. We’ll be back in 2021 for what we hope will be a very special fest’, as next year marks our 20th anniversary!”

For full day-to-day listings, including details of how to catch-up on key streamed activities, visit


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