UK Stand-up Comedy Festivals List

June 2021 Edit: this list was created before the pandemic and is completely out of date. I’ve left it online for reference, but will update again once lockdown is finally over and live-events have returned to normal.

This is a list of stand-up comedy festivals around the UK, in order of what time of year they start. If I’ve missed any, or got details wrong, please let me know in the comments.

BristolSlapstick Comedy FestivalJanuary
LondonVault FestivalJanuary/February/March
LeicesterLeicester Comedy FestivalFebruary
GlasgowGlasgow Comedy FestivalMarch
BathBath Fringe FestivalMay/June
BrightonBrighton FringeMay
WellsWells Comedy FestivalMay
MachynllethMachynlleth Comedy FestivalMay
CambridgeCambridge Comedy FestivalJuly
ChesterChester Comedy FestivalJune/July
YorkGreat Yorkshire FringeJuly
ManchesterGreater Manchester Fringe FestivalJuly
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Comedy FestivalJuly
South ShieldsSouth Tyneside Comedy FestivalJuly
WinchesterWinchester Comedy FestivalJuly
CrieffCrieff Comedy FestivalJuly
ReadingReading Comedy FestivalAugust
EdinburghEdinburgh Fringe FestivalAugust
GreenwichGreenwich Comedy FestivalSeptember
LiverpoolLiverpool Comedy FestivalSeptember
BirminghamBirmingham Improv FestivalOctober
WolverhamptonFunny ThingsOctober/November
SouthportSouthport Comedy FestivalOctober
AberdeenAberdeen Comedy FestivalOctober
NottinghamNottingham Comedy FestivalNovember
HullHull Comedy FestivalNovember

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