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The Funny Things team have been very busy behind the scenes over the last month. From new partners, venues and commissions to programme planning and act announcements for Wolverhampton’s newest comedy festival. We have a few to share with you and our partners at Wolves Civic including Henning Wehn, Jimmy Carr, Milton Jones, John Bishop, Tom Stade and plenty more to be announced. But Funny Things isn’t all about the big names, with our other partners we’ll be announcing some lesser-known talent and fresh new faces to the programme very soon. In the meantime we’ve launched a new website, facebook…

Last night (Wednesday 25th May) we headed to Wolverhampton Art Gallery for Funny Girls – a night of comedy with BBC DJ Noreen Khan and friends Sukh Ojla, Sindhu V and Shaista Aziz. Covering singletons, marriage, parents and aunties, airport immigration, religion, and plenty inbetween the sold out crowd had plenty to smile about. The event was part of Alchemy Black Country. Thank you to everyone that came along. Top Image: Kerry O’Coy Rest of images: Dee Patel Save

BBC DJ Noreen Khan is back in town! Noreen hosts a night of comedy with her favourite stand up comics, Sukh Ojla, Sindhu V and Shaista Aziz. For the first time, this all female line up will share more than a few good jokes. DATE: Thursday 25th May VENUE: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU TIME: 7:45pm –  9:30pm TICKETS: £7 available from Wolverhampton Art Gallery (In person) www.wolvescivic.co.uk (online) or 0870 320 7000 (tel) Please note that this show is suitable for people 18 + The event is part of Southbank Centre’s Alchemy. A contemporary festival exploring…

Artists sought for unique Black Country Comedy Commission – Funny Things We are seeking to commission artists (open to all art forms) to collaborate with us and the communities we are working with, to deliver Funny Things, the first comedy festival in Wolverhampton. Funny Things is one of our landmark commissions. We want to prove to the world that Wolverhampton really isn’t the most miserable place to be; when reports from the Office of National Statistics found that Wolverhampton was the unhappiest place in the UK, locals didn’t agree, and now we’re going to prove it isn’t true, with Funny…

Creative Black Country are working with partners in Wolverhampton and the Black Country to produce Funny Things, a season of events celebrating Black Country’s great humour and comedy. When reports from the Office of National Statistics stated that Wolverhampton was the unhappiest place in the UK, locals didn’t agree, and now we’re going to prove it isn’t true, with Funny Things; Wolverhampton’s first comedy festival. Statistics don’t tell the whole story. Events will run between 27th October to 5th November 2017, and we are also looking for activity during half term holidays. The main drive for the festival is to…