UK Stand-up Comedy Festivals List

December 2021 Update: I’ve removed a couple of festivals that sadly will no longer be running, but as far as I can tell all of those remaining on this list are still planning to run events in future.


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.

CityWebsiteMonth
BristolSlapstick Comedy FestivalJanuary
LondonVault FestivalJanuary/February/March
LeicesterLeicester Comedy FestivalFebruary
BathBath Fringe FestivalMay/June
BrightonBrighton FringeMay
WellsWells Comedy FestivalMay
MachynllethMachynlleth Comedy FestivalMay
CambridgeCambridge Comedy FestivalJuly
ChesterChester Comedy FestivalJune/July
ManchesterGreater Manchester Fringe FestivalJuly
South ShieldsSouth Tyneside Comedy FestivalJuly
ReadingReading Comedy FestivalAugust
EdinburghEdinburgh Fringe FestivalAugust
GreenwichGreenwich Comedy FestivalSeptember
LiverpoolLiverpool Comedy FestivalSeptember
SouthportSouthport Comedy FestivalOctober
AberdeenAberdeen Comedy FestivalOctober
NottinghamNottingham Comedy FestivalNovember

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