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Halifax Comedy Festival is a week away — here's what you need to know

Next Friday a lineup of stand-up comics, acts fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, theatre groups and more will descend on Halifax

Halifax Comedy Festival

Halifax Comedy Festival is just a week away.

The debut event will take over 14 venues, from theatres to community halls to art galleries, with 50 laugh-a-minute events from October 23—31.

There's stellar stand up, half-term fun for children and you can even have a go at being a comic yourself.

It's not too late to catch some fantastic comedy on your doorstep — here's all the information you need.

The acts

Stand-up at Halifax Comedy Festival

From household names to Edinburgh Festival Fringe's freshest talent, Halifax Comedy Festival has something for everyone.

Check out these 11 stand-up comics coming to Halifax to make your sides split ; find out which Fringe acts are on their way and learn more about the headliners with our profiles of Alistair McGowan and Jasper Carrott.

The venues

Don't get lost with our handy guide to the festival venues and a trusty map. There's a mystery venue still to be announced — as soon as we know where it is, we'll let you know!

Halifax Comedy Festival venues(Image: Tim Green/Flickr)

Tickets

Don't miss out on your favourite comic's show, or the play you wanted to see — we've got the lowdown on festival tickets, including how to book and multi-buy deals!

Half-term fun

The festival has plenty to keep little ones smiling too — and plenty of half-term fun in store!

Visit Marty MacDonald's farm, learn all about witches ready for Halloween and take part in crafty worshops — full details here .

Marty MacDonald's Workshops(Image: Halifax Comedy Festival)

Witty workshops

Do you think you're funny? Fancy a go making folk laugh? Well, you can hone your inner comic at a festival stand-up workshop and even perform in front of a live audience afterwards!

There's also classes for kids, art, improv, clowning and more. Choose your activity here.

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