Joke Exchange flash mob by Redhawk Logistica at Funny Things 2017 - image by Dee Patel

Joke Exchange flash mob by Redhawk Logistica at Funny Things 2017 - image by Dee Patel


When reports from the Office for National Statistics stated that Wolverhampton was the unhappiest place in the UK, locals didn’t agree, and now we’ve proved it isn’t true, with Wolverhampton’s very own festival of comedy.

Black Country humour is unique, people love a good laugh and a joke, so why not have a festival that celebrates it? Creative Black Country are bringing together a range of partners and artists, to produce a festival that creates opportunities for local people to get involved, see great acts, new talent, and experience a whole load of funny things. The programme includes funny theatre, stand-up, spoken word, music, film, family activities, talks and workshops.

Laugh out loud in Wolverhampton between 26th October to 2nd November as the city hosts over 80 events to make you chuckle, giggle, snigger and guffaw!

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There are a number of fun ways you can support Funny Things: You can host our Joke box or be a sponsor. Read more here.

Festival Producers – Creative Black Country
Creative Producer – Jenny Smith, Curiosity Productions
Assistant Creative Producer – Paige Jackson
CBC Programme Director – Sajida Carr
Marketing & Content Manager  – Kerry O’Coy
Project Administrator – Rosalind Argo

CBC is an Arts Council England‘s Creative People & Places which encourages more people to shape arts and culture where they live.

Funny Things is funded by Arts Council England and National Heritage Lottery Funds.