Top 7 UK Comedy Festivals in 2018

March 3, 2018
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In 2018 comedians will be performing in the best UK comedy festivals. 2018 is going to be one of the best comedian year in UK. If you want to enjoy and laugh this year with your family or friends, don’t miss our top 7 UK comedy festivals in 2018.

Nottingham Comedy Festival

The Nottingham festival is one of the best UK comedy festivals. Over the years the festival has grown to include a wide variety of comedy, such as stand up, improvisation and sketch. The festival will have held on November 2nd till November 10th in many different venues, including theatres, bars, cafes and restaurants, across both Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The festival will bring both the brand-new comedians to the well-established such as Tom Wrigglesworth, Jerry Sadowitz and Abigoliah Schamaun. Also, it will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy comedy, whether they are performing or watching. 10,000 people or more come to Nottingham Comedy Festival to laugh and enjoy, so don’t miss it you will love it.

Glasgow Comedy Festival

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The Glasgow Comedy Festival celebrates its 16th year in 2018 as one of the greatest UK comedy festivals and runs for 18 days from March 8th till March 25th at venues across the city. This year the festival will host comedian artists names such as Bridget Christie, Tommy Tiernan, and Jerry Sadowitz. The goal of this festival is to provide a first-class entertainment festival for the city’s residents, to ensure that there was variety and value allowing all sections of the community to take part, and to help put Glasgow on the top leading cities in the world. The festival has grown bigger each year and now involves over 40 venues with more than 400 shows across 18 days. Big household names are in the program alongside new rising talent. Discover more comedy events in Glasgow.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

Machynlleth Comedy Festival is one of the sweetest UK comedy festivals, 3 days full of stand-up comedy from May 4th to May 6th. Several comedians, including Beth Vyse, Nish Kumar and Mark Watson, are performing two shows, an existing show and a work-in-progress. Also, comedians, and tourists visiting the Welsh market town include Daphne, Felicity Ward, Josie Long and Richard Gadd. The tourists who will come from long distance or from another country they have the option to stay in the festival and campaign. The festival offer campsite right in the heart of town just £35 per person for three nights including parking.

Brighton Comedy Festival

Brighton Fringe is one of the largest UK comedy festival and art. In 2018 features 970 events at 155 venues. Despite its size Brighton retains a focus on home-grown talent, with more than 50% of participants based in Brighton and Hove. The event will start on May 4th and will finish on June 3rd, 4 weeks full of comedy, entertainment and art. Ten comedian artists waiting to perform at Brighton Comedy Festival including Tom Ward, Sleeping Trees and Ellie Taylor. Go and explore the magic of this city with your friends or family and discover the comedian and art experience in the festival.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Edinburgh one of the oldest and largest UK comedy festivals and the largest festival in the world. Celebrates it’s 71st birthday this year between August 3rd and August 27th. Edinburgh is full of stand-up, sketch troupes and improv groups shows, Performed by great comedians such as Andrew Maxwell, Daniel Sloss, The Noise Next Door, Jimeoin, Juliette Burton and Tape Face. It’s worth to go their and explore the great playground of the imagination, massive fun house, and includes so many talented performers from all around the world. Take your friends to live the experience of the one of the oldest festivals in the world. Check more festivals and events in Edinburgh.   

Wells Comedy Festival

England’s smallest city hosts one of the big stand up UK comedy festivals. The fourth annual Wells Comedy Festival – Somerset’s weekend long stand-up jamboree takes place May 25-27, 2018. The festival will host a great number of comedian artists such as Rhod Gilbert, Alexei Sayle, James Acaster, Limmy, Sara Pascoe, Tim Key, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar, Hal Cruttenden, Desiree Burch, Paul Foot, Angela Barnes, Richard Herring and many more.

Underbelly Festival

Southbank’s biggest festivals, London Wonderground and Udderbelly, are teaming up in 2018 to create one of the best summer UK comedy festival called Underbelly. Underbelly Festival will take place on April until the end of September at the same Southbank spot, but will host a newly expanded line-up includes Aaron Calvert, The Thinking Drinkers, and Max & Ivan. The festival also includes live shows for circus, cabaret and family entertainment to the heart of London. You can enjoy with your friends and family the international street food, after work drinks in one of London’s largest outdoor bars and a true festival atmosphere on the banks of the Thames. The most beautiful thing in this festival that most of tickets price under £20, so it’s affordable entertainment for all people in London and tourists for this summer.

Comedy festival is the best way to enjoy, laugh, and be happy with your friends and family, so don’t miss the chance to attend our best 7 UK comedy festivals. Enjoy and have a great vacation with full of laugh and happiness.

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By Tarek Alkhiami

Tarek writes for Chillwall on fun events near me around the world.

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