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Friday Night Laughs – 8:00pm 

Hosted by the quick-witted and charming Ryan Gleeson, this unmissable event will feature performances from four of the UK’s top comedians: Jojo Sutherland, Angelos Epithemiou, Tom Stade, and the legendary Eddie Izzard.

Saturday Live! – 8:00pm 

The incredible line-up features four outstanding comedians: Scott Bennett, Ryan Gleeson, Nina Gilligan, Jamie Hutchinson and Seann Walsh.

SATURDAY 08 JULY, 2023

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Laughter zone

Laughter Zone: Saturday
Sat 08 July – From 11:00am

Join Showtown and friends in the Laughter Zone during Blackpool Comedy Festival. Find out more about what’s on!
Free Event
Laughter Zone: Monstrous Faces
Sat 08 July – From 11:00am

Drop into the Laughter Zone and make your very own monstrous face with Blackpool Libraries. Using 3D scanning you can play about with an image of your face and make it as silly or grisly as you wish. Take away a free print of your creation to stick on the fridge!
Free Event
TALK: Peter Lindup Presents 100 Entertainment Legends (Take 1)
Sat 08 July – 11:00am

Pete Lindup will be bringing to life the iconic canvas celebrating 100 famous entertainers who appeared in Blackpool.
Free Event
Laughter Zone: Edquiring Minds with Stephen Edwards
Sat 08 July – 5:00pm

Join Stephen Edwards, a failed journalist turned doomed podcast host who tries to find new media fame as he interviews ridiculous and absurd guests.
Free Event

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Candy House Entertainments Ltd: Laughter Family Session
Sat 08 July – 1:00pm
Children £3
Adults Free

Bring the family down to have fun making each other laugh. This fun workshop is full of games, play and joy. You will leave feeling positively giggly!
TALK: Great Lancashire Comedians
Sat 08 July – 3:00pm

This entertaining talk traces the evolution of local comedy. Don’t miss Dr Tom Preston impersonate of some of the great Lancashire comedians of the past!
Free Event
TALK: Peter Lindup Presents 100 Entertainment Legends (Take 2)
Sat 08 July – 4:30pm

Pete Lindup will be bringing to life the iconic canvas celebrating 100 famous entertainers who appeared in Blackpool.
Free Event

The Old Electric

Talentless Millennial Poet (To the detriment of the craft)
Sat 08 July – 2:00pm
Tickets £5

This is a joint event with Helena Ascough: ‘Poems for The Romantics from the Anti-Romantic’.
Poems for The Romantics from the Anti- Romantic
Sat 08 July – 2:00pm
Tickets £5

A series of original love poems performed by Helena presented as a goth in a wedding veil, to represent that there is someone for everyone!
Phil Ellis’ Excellent Comedy Show
Sat 08 July – 3:30pm
Tickets £5

An hour of hilarious stand-up and fun from the North West’s most punctual working-class comedian.
Let’s Go Round Again with Rich Wilson
Sat 08 July – 5:00pm
Tickets £5

Comedy circuit legend, television and radio actor and award winning podcaster Rich Wilson takes you on a side splitting, hilarious journey over life’s obstacles and under the trip wire of coping with the modern world.
A Soiree of Black Liver
Sat 08 July – 6:30pm
Tickets £5

An exclusive hour of songs and stories, from the silly to the satirical, by Blackpool’s favourite musical comedy duo, Black Liver.

Sunday 09 July, 2023

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Laughter zone

Laughter Zone: Sunday
Sun 09 July - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Join Showtown and friends in the Laughter Zone during Blackpool Comedy Festival.
Free Event
Laughter Zone: Storytelling with Gav Cross
Sun 09 July - 11:00am & 4:00pm

Gav Cross is a storyteller and a very silly man. With lots of silly stories, for silly people who like their storytelling nonsense loud and raucous!
Free Event
Laughter Zone: Storytelling with Mama G
Sat 09 July - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join “everyone’s favourite pantomime dame,” (Metro) and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Mama G, for stories and songs about being who you want and loving who you are.
Free Event

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Andy Hollingworth presents ‘Victoria Wood – Let’s Do it’
Sun 09 July - 11:00am

Discover more about Victoria Wood as Andy speaks about her life and career and what it’s like to photograph this legend of comedy and the acts who worked alongside her.
FREE EVENT
Tell Tale Twit
Sun 09 July - 1:00pm
Children £6
Adults Free

Join Gav for laughter and surprises, in a storytelling show designed to make you laugh, think carefully and approach that children’s library with caution!
TALK: Peter Lindup Presents 100 Entertainment Legends (Take 3)
Sun 09 July - 5:00pm

Pete Lindup will be bringing to life the iconic canvas celebrating 100 famous entertainers who appeared in Blackpool.
Free Event
Comedy magic chaos with John Archer and Russ Brown
Sun 09 July - 3:00pm
Children £3
Adults Free

Join Ken Dodd comedy award winners John Archer and Russ Brown for an afternoon of magic, comedy and fun worthy of the great Ken Dodd.

House Of Secrets

Listen Me Alice- 5:00pm 

Listen Me Alice is a night like no other. Unless there is another night that writes original radio comedy scripts and performs them live on stage in front of an audience. Recording each show of risqué silliness to broadcast at a later date. In which case, it’s just like that.

Join the crew of the Star Ship Ham in TREK WARS.
Be amazed at a man flying on the radio as Listen Me Alice performs public domain Superman scripts.
And listen aghast, as the world famous detective Hemlock Shrooms investigates another Pantomime Murder.

Don’t frown, Listen Me Alice.

Blackpool Opera House

Legends of Variety – 7:30pm 

Legends of Variety brings together much loved classic stars for a show filled with comedy and charm. Their experience and knowledge gained by years of honing their craft is still a joy to behold.

This is a show that is sure to bring back memories of the good old days of the variety circuit and live entertainment.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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