Kings Heath gets its own comedy festival | Birmingham district to host 30 gigs in one weekend

Kings Heath gets its own comedy festival

Birmingham district to host 30 gigs in one weekend

Kings Heath - the area of Birmingham where Joe Lycett lives – is to host its first comedy festival this July.

More than 30 shows will take pace over the weekend of July 25 to 28 including solo offerings from Celya AB (pictured), Barbara Nice and Helen Bauer, as well as a number of line-up shows.

The festival has been put together by Alice Rosenthal and Kate Glaze who run the local Hare of the Dog comedy night. 

In a statement they said: ‘We are thrilled to bring the Kings Heath Comedy Festival to life. Joe Lycett introduced the world to our community and its vibrant arts scene, and this festival will further cement Kings Heath as a cultural hotspot. 

‘We're excited to offer a platform for both established and up-and-coming comedians and to provide an unforgettable experience for comedy fans and the community as a whole.’

Other acts taking part include Lindsey Santoro, Kwame Asante, Brennan Reece, Jo Enright, Aaron Twitchen, Anna Thomas  and Rob Kemp performing his cult hit The Elvis Dead.

The festival will be spread across several Kings Heath venues, include The Hare and Hounds, The Station, Schooners, The Juke, Houblon, Fletchers, Hop and Scotch, How Brave Is the Wren and Grace + James.

Most shows will be run on a-pay-as-you-feel basis, so audiences can take a chance on something new at no risk. 

Ticketed shows go on sale from the website on Monday.

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Published: 17 May 2024

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