Wolverhampton’s new comedy festival FUNNY THINGS.

When reports from the Office for National Statistics stated that Wolverhampton was the unhappiest place in the UK, locals didn’t agree, and in 2017  Creative Black Country proved it wasn’t true, with a celebration of Black Country humour. Funny Things returns in 2019 from 26th October to the 2nd November with more rib-tickling, fun sharing, and gaffawing.

Creative Black Country brings together a range of local and national partners and artists, to produce a festival ranging from household names to new talent, exhibitions and comedy film, theatre and family activities, and lots more.

“For the first time Wolverhampton City came together to host over 120 events in the name of humour. We’re pleased to see a whole range of events that explore comedy at it’s broadest sense. Alongside stand-up we had artist commissions and events that reflected local voices.” Comments Parminder Dosanjh, Creative Director of Creative Black Country.

For 2019 we invite businesses to get involved with our roving Joke Box as well as getting really silly and dressing up for April’s Fools Day. We will be announcing our newly commissioned artists at the start of March and our line-up in the Summer.

For further press information please contact:
Kerry O’Coy / / 0121 525 1127



Express & Star – 9th November 2018
Comedians needed to share rib tickling jokes ahead of Wolverhampton’s Funny Things Festival


Express & Star – 12th June
That’s funny! Wolverhampton all set to laugh during comedy festival

Express & Star (online & print) – 26th July
Joke Exchange Comes to Wolverhampton

Radio WM – 28th July
Breakfast Show with Alex Lester – Interview with Jenny Smith Funny Things Producer

Express & Star – 25th August
Wolverhampton to have last laugh with comedy festival

What’s On
Funny Things

Express & Star – 7th October
Lost Hancock scripts brought back to life

BBC – 7th October
Lost Tony Hancock scripts to be performed

Express & Star – 12th October
Flatpack Cinema bringing funny films to Wolverhampton comedy festival

BBC WM Breakfast Show – 17th October
Live interview for Vacant Lots

Express & Star – 18th October
Barbara Nice, Henning Wehn, Tom Stade and more: Brand new comedy festival Funny Things coming to Wolverhampton

Express & Star – 20th October
Funny Things: 12 things not to miss at Wolverhampton’s new comedy festival

Express & Star – 23rd October
Comedian Francesca Martinez will bring ‘funny stuff’ to Wolverhampton show tonight

Express & Star
Funny Things: Find out what’s on at a venue near you as new Wolverhampton comedy festival begins

Made TV – 25th October
Broadcast interview with Redhawke Logistica re Joke Exchange and Sajida Carr for Funny Things

Express & Star – 25th October
Wolverhampton’s Funny Things gets underway

BBC Radio regions – 29th October
Interviews with Dawinder Bansal for Jambo Cinema Commission at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Express & Star – 30th October
Miserable? Wolverhampton? You must be joking

Made TV – 1st November
Interview with The Orchestra of Chaos

BBC Radio WM – 1st November
Interview with The Orchestra of Chaos – Sunny & Shay show

ITV Central News – 1st November
Dawinder Bansal and Jambo Cinema