Funny Things

Wolverhampton’s celebration of Black Country humour

FUNNY THINGS

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STAND-UP

STAND-UP

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

POETRY

POETRY

FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FUN

FILM

FILM

THEARTRE

THEARTRE

 
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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.

 
 
 
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More Funny Things

 

Meet the commissioned artists

Poetic pigeons, Laurel and Hardy, a giant comical automaton and a project to find our funny roots. There was lots happening to get you chuckling at Funny Things 2019.

The Anthinearium

Luke Perry of Industrial Heritage Stronghold Artworks has worked with the people of the Black Country to design and build a giant automaton that is being displayed at the Mander Centre from the until 29th November and then at Newhampton Arts Centre from the 8th December until Christmas.

About Funny Things

Funny Things took place in the Black Country city of Wolverhampton for one week from 26th October to the 2nd November at 16 different 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.