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Buxton Comedy Festival

We're pleased to announce Buxton's first Comedy Festival from 31 August to 3 September 2017. 

During this packed weekend the headline slots in the Opera House belong to top stand-up Jimmy Carr and comedian, actor and I'm a Celebrity favourite Joel Dommett along with a Friday night comedy music gig from festival favourites The Lancashire Hotpots. In the Pavilion Arts Centre we have a double bill from Damian Kingsley and Tanyalee Davis, Saturday afternoon Comedy Club 4 Kids and silent comedy duo the Kagools. All topped off with workshops, comedy drama, funny films and fringe circuit favourites, check out the calendar below for a snapshot of what's on:

What's onDateTimeVenue
Mon Oncle (Film)Thurs 31 Aug11.30amStudio Theatre
The Game's Afoot, Try the Fish & The Man with the Twisted Hip Double BillThurs 31 Aug7.30pmPavilion Arts Centre
The Ladykillers (Film)Fri 1 Sept11.30amStudio Theatre
Funny Bones (Film)Fri 1 Sept2.30pmStudio Theatre
The Lancashire HotpotsFri 1 Sept7.30pmBuxton Opera House
Buzz Comedy ClubFri 1 Sept8pmPavilion Arts Centre
Comedy Club 4 KidsSat 2 Sept1pmPavilion Arts Centre
Damian Kingsley & Tanyalee Davis Double BillSat 2 Sept4pmPavilion Arts Centre
Joel DommettSat 2 Sept8pmBuxton Opera House
Comedy WorkshopSun 3 Sept10.30amPavilion Arts Centre
The KagoolsSun 3 Sept4pmStudio Theatre
Jimmy CarrSun 3 Sept8pmBuxton Opera House

The Lancashire Hotpots

Friday 1 September, 7.30pm

Festival favourites the Lancashire Hotpots celebrate ten years of Chippy Teas and Shopmobility Scooters. Join Bernard and the boys for a great big Northern knees-up full of sing-along music and madcap fun.

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Damian Kingsley & Tanyalee Davis Double Bill

Saturday 2 September 2017, 4pm

Damian's life unravelled when he lost his fiancé, day job and flat all in the same month. Weaving stories with childhood memories, Knock Knock is a brilliant storytelling show about identity, trust, family and friendship. 

She may be just 3-foot 6-inches tall, but Tanyalee’s gargantuan personality has ensured that she stands tall amongst the comedy greats. 

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Joel Dommet

Saturday 2 September, 8pm

One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo showCatch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky 1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to Buxton Opera House.

For more information click here.


Jimmy Carr

Sunday 3 September, 8pm

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

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The Kagools

Sunday 3 September, 4pm

Since their first full-length show in 2014, multi award-winning physical comedy act the Kagools have quickly gained fans far and wide with their unique brand of wordless (but far from silent) spontaneous, anarchic buffoonery. 

For more information click here.