There’s definitely something funny going on around here.
Jokes, saucy postcards, comic quips, slapstick and the inevitable custard pie in the face – there’s nowhere quite like Blackpool to test out your laughing gear.
Whether it’s the multitude of venues where some of Britain’s greatest comedians played to capacity audiences; the summer season roll of honour inside the Winter Gardens; comedy clubs; brilliant pieces of public artwork; or the infamous laughing clown at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, you will find evidence a-plenty of Blackpool’s standing as the home of comedy and light entertainment.
There’s nothing like the British sense of humour, and a visit to Blackpool's Comedy Carpet is a bit like a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This extraordinary outdoor public art is a celebration of comedy on a grand scale, immortalising the jokes, songs and catchphrases of around 1,000 of Britain’s best-loved comedians and writers.
Created by artist Gordon Young, it comprises more than 160,000 granite letters, some of which are best viewed from the top of the nearby Blackpool Tower!
Blackpool Tower Circus
The world-famous Tower Circus, which first appeared in 1894 and has never missed a season since, has long provided a stage for the best clowns in the business. In years gone by, it was Charlie Cairoli. These days, it is the inimitable Mooky the Clown and his sidekick, Mr. Boo, who provide the belly-laughs and side-splitting antics.
- March 14 – Jack Dee, Off The Telly, Grand Theatre. Jack brings his unique style of stand-up to the seaside.
- April 5 – Menopause The Musical 2, Grand Theatre. Hysterical sequel to the show that sold out in theatres across the UK.
- April 21-25 – Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Grand Theatre. Hilarious stage version of the classic TV series starring Joe Pasquale as the honest, but accident-prone, Frank Spencer.
- May 1-3, Jason Manford’s Comedy Festival, Winter Gardens. Three days of top class comedy with a heady mix of big names and upcoming talent.
- June 11, Rob Beckett, Wallop, Grand Theatre. The mouth of the south with his new stand-up show.
- November 20 – Jimmy Carr, Terribly Funny, Opera House. Brand new one-man show.