Sponsor Us

‘Funny Things’ a festival of comedy and laughter, is back again this year to celebrate Black Country Humour from 26th October to 2nd November 2019. This will be a fantastic opportunity to bring together families, communities, volunteers, pub punters, landlords, venues, local businesses, creative hubs, existing and new visitors to Wolverhampton. Creative Black Country are working with a range of partners and investing £50,000 towards the costs of commissions and activities.

How you can support and how can it benefit your business?
There are some exceptional opportunities for your business with many benefits to raise the profile of your business. With your help, we could make the festival even more special for local people and visitors to the city.

There are several tiers of sponsorships available – please see our sponsor opportunities information.

Headline Act – Sponsorship of £3000 (1 package available)

Spotlight Supporter – Sponsorship of £1000 (5 packages available)

Sponsorship of £500 (10 packages available)

Sponsorship of £250


For further ways to boost your business profile, why not host a very special Joke Box or wow your guests with Corporate Entertainment Events.

How your sponsorship will be invested into the Festival?
We have lots of exciting projects and events planned for the festival, and with your help, we could make the festival even more special for local people and visitors to the city. Your support could contribute to:

Funny Things Gala Event – 3 of the biggest names in comedy.

Special artist commissions – We will be working with local people to get Wolverhampton and the Black Country laughing. During Funny Things 2017 we had joke placards across the city and the Orchestra of Chaos touring shops, offices and pubs. Anything could be possible this year!

Special events – We are working with wonderful venues in Wolverhampton and some brilliant regional organisations to put on some very special events and activities, including Flatpack who combine film with live performance and Centrala who will be bringing Eastern European comedians and artists to the festival.

Children’s programme – We are running the festival during half term, so there will be loads of fun family events and activities throughout the week

Workshops – The festival will give people an opportunity to have a go at comedy themselves, with workshops including stand-up comedy, improvisation and cartoon drawing

Assistant Producer – We are creating an opportunity for a local person to develop their skills in event management through a paid trainee post of Assistant Producer. This opportunity will include training and mentoring from the festival producer and CBC team.

Stand-up comedy pub programme – We are working with The Lych Gate Tavern and The Giffard to showcase some of the fantastic talents on the comedy circuit, with local and national comedians fresh from Edinburgh Fringe.

You can help us by adding your fundraising to our Just Giving page here.

Your money will help to:

-£50 would fund a place on a comedy workshop for one young person to develop their confidence and build key life skills.

-£100 would provide 10 people with a night of laughter at one of the festival events

-£250 would provide transport for 10 young people to safely get to and from an event in the city centre

-£500 would provide a workshop for a community group in their local area, in a community space of their choice.

-£1000 would provide a hot meal, ticket to a show and transport for 20 people

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Funny Things and let’s talk more !

For a further discussion in how we can work together please contact either:
Jenny Smith, Creative Producer  – funnythingswolves[@]gmail.com  07967 187 822 or Sajida Carr – Director of Operations and Development – sajida[@]creativeblackcountry.co.uk  07793 244 031.