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Laughter week at Blackpool Comedy Festival

Comedian and actor Freddie Davies - 50 years in showbiz
Comedian and actor Freddie Davies - 50 years in showbiz

Spreading mirth across the town centre, from intimate bars to the mighty Winter Gardens, Blackpool's week-long Comedy Festival runs from July 8-14.

The Winter Gardens' new showbiz museum founders, Showtown and Comedy Station, are at the helm for a full programme of 33 afternoon and evening shows, talks about legendary comedy stars, question and answer sessions, photographic exhibitions, story sessions and family workshops.

Variety legend Freddie "Parrot Face" Davies, whose comedy and acting career has spanned 50 years, will be involved, alongside many other award-winning comedians, for a programme of short shows at the Old Electric theatre. More acts are still to be announced.

Anthony Williams, who is head of marketing at the Winter Gardens, said: “We are dedicated to making the festival a landmark event that both showcases world-class talent and supports new and emerging comedians.”

Kerry Vasiliou, learning and engagement manager for Showtown, said: “Blackpool is built on having a laugh; professional comedy lies at the heart of the town’s unique culture. It makes sense that Blackpool celebrates this and introduces a new generation to comedy.”

Showtown’s programme for the festival is funded by the government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which is partly about giving residents more opportunities to experience culture on their doorstep. 


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