Funny Things

Wolverhampton’s celebration of Black Country humour

FUNNY THINGS

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STAND-UP - We’ve got 35 shows for you to book    here   .

STAND-UP - We’ve got 35 shows for you to book here.

Learn how to… we’ve got Funny workshops    here   .

Learn how to… we’ve got Funny workshops here.

Check out our POETRY acts    here   .

Check out our POETRY acts here.

Family half-term fun - we’ve got you sorted    here   .

Family half-term fun - we’ve got you sorted here.

Indoor and outdoor film delights    here   .

Indoor and outdoor film delights here.

New shows and family favourite theatre    here   .

New shows and family favourite theatre here.

 

Pigeon Pals

Peggy and Penny are two poetic pigeons who will be popping up
around Wolverhampton, asking you to share your funny stories in exchange for
a sample of some of Wolverhampton’s best culinary delights,
provided by food businesses in the city.

They’ll be riding the Midlands Metro on Sunday 13th October - see if you can catch them for a natter.

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Your Funny Stories wanted.

Creative Back Country are looking for people to share their stories and memorabilia of seeing local comedians in an effort to find out just what is so unique about Black Country humour.

Do you have funny, daft and silly tales of comedy? If you have something you’d like to share we’d love to hear from you. We want to unearth stories of comedians and comedy from 1950 to 2000, gather oral histories and find amazing anecdotes.

 
 
 

The Joke Box

If you’ve got side-splitting staff, a chuckling CEO,
a rib-tickling receptionist or a dry-witted doorman
we want to hear their jokes. We’re giving Black Country
businesses the opportunity to host our new JOKE BOX.

You’ll be able to see some of the Jokes as part of the JOKE BOX TRAIL where 41 businesses across the Enjoy Wolverhampton BID will be displaying Jokes in their windows for you to find.

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What’s coming up at Funny Things

 

Meet the commissioned artists

Poetic pigeons, Laurel and Hardy, a giant comical automata and a project to find our funny roots. There’s going to be lots happening to get you chuckling over the next few months in the build up to Funny Things 2019.

2019 Line Up

Over the Summer we’ll be announcing our full line-up for Funny Things. Expect hilarious stand-up, fun workshops, improv, theatre, dance, film and kids events.
Whatever tickles your ribs we’ll have something for you.

About Funny Things

Funny Things take place in the Black Country city of Wolverhampton for one week from 26th October to the 2nd November takeing place across 16 venues. After launching the first ever comedy festival in 2017, this year the festival brings you:stand up, live performance, film, poetry, kids comedy, oral histories and tributes celebrating Black Country humour.