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Make Me Laugh

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.

Comedy Carpet

Comedy Carpet BlackpoolThere’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. 

Comedy Highlights Venue Date
The Blackpool Tower Circus  The Blackpool Tower Throughout 2024
Frankie Boyle Blackpool Grand Theatre 11 February
I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue Blackpool Grand Theatre 28 February
Tim Vine - Breeep! Blackpool Grand Theatre 15 March
Adam Rowe - What's Wrong With Me? Blackpool Grand Theatre 12 April
Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer Winter Gardens 12 June
Joe Pasquale Blackpool Grand Theatre 26 August
John Bishop Winter Gardens Blackpool 1 November
Kevin Bloody Wilson Blackpool Grand Theatre 4 November
Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit Winter Gardens Blackpool 14 November
Jason Manford: A Manford All Seasons Winter Gardens Blackpool 15 November
Paul Smith - Pablo Winter Gardens Blackpool 29 November