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.
2021 is a special year for the talented Endresz family as they celebrate 30 years and nine generations in the show. Look out for more spectacular acts than ever before!
Jon Courtenay, What’s It All About, Winter Gardens, 10 April - Britain’s Got Talent 2020 winner will take you on his life journey in one night of rip-roaring music and comedy.
Paul Smith: Changed, Winter Gardens, 17 April – One of the biggest names in UK stand-up comedy takes to the stage at the Opera House.
Jimmy Carr, Terribly Funny, Winter Gardens, 29 April – Brand new one-man show.
Adam Kay, This Is Going To Hurt, Winter Gardens, 5 June – Award-winning comedian shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this electrifying evening of stand-up and music.
Rob Beckett –Wallop! Grand Theatre, 16 – 17 June – The mouth of the south with his new stand-up show.
- Omid Djalili, Good Times Tour, Grand Theatre, 8 July – Multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
- Jon Richardson: The Knitwit 2021, Grand Theatre, 16 September – The funny man will be bringing all his wit to the Grand Theatre stage for one night only.
Alan Carr: Not Again Alan! Grand Theatre, 17 – 18 September – It's been four years since Alan Carr last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas.
John Bishop, Right Here Right Now, Winter Gardens, 4 November - This will be John’s eighth stand up show and it is shaping up to be his best yet.