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When Creative Black Country were looking for a Guest Director for Funny Things there was, of course, a wealth of comedy talent from the area to choose from but it was one funny woman that stood out. Luckily actress and comedian Janice Connolly jumped at the chance to take part. She might be known to some as the zany and ever-so energetic Barbara Nice while others might remember her playing the adorable Holy Mary in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights but in whichever guise you might recognise Janice one thing is for sure; she is going to do her very best to get the giggles going around Wolverhampton during…

Want to know what we have planned for the very first Funny Things Festival in Wolverhampton? Then the wait is over – read all about it in our brochure! You can read the brochure online here. You can pick up a printed copy in venues across the Black Country including the Light House Media Centre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Save

Creative Black Country are holding a Funny Market at Light House Media Centre as part of the Funny Things Festival, a new comedy festival for Wolverhampton and the Black Country that takes place 23rd October to 5th November in venues across Wolverhampton. We’re looking for stallholders who have Funny Things to sell, to have a stall on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October between 11.00am and 4.30pm. Do you sell comics? Funny books or DVDs? Joke shop items? Draw caricatures? Anything that makes people smile or chuckle? Or do you have an idea for a stall activity that would make…

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…