Thursday 19th - Sunday 29th October 2017, Manchester UK

Our Mission - Stand Up for Women In Comedy

‘promoting and supporting gender equality on the UK comedy circuit.’


Women In Comedy UK exists to provide a professional annual comedy festival and regular showcases event throughout the year in Greater Manchester, adding value to Manchester’s cultural offering. Showcasing performances of female comedy which is affordable and accessible encouraging all sections of the community to be involved.


The festival includes extraordinary homegrown, nationally and internationally recognized stand up comics, improvisers and sketch groups. Creating an inclusive multi platform festival which champions, develops and invests in female performance artists. Attendees also have an opportunity to network, socialise and share stories of their challenges and successes.


Our objectives


- provide a platform to nurture home grown comedic talent.


- inspire, encourage, discover and promote women in comedy showcasing a wide range of styles and perspectives among women in comedy.


- programme innovative and international comedy events which add value to Manchesters cultural offering and promote Manchester as a dynamic cities and must-visit destinations


- promote comedy as an professional art form and provide an opportunity for artists to present and to discuss their work.


- to develop new audiences which will help sustain cultural venues across Greater Manchester.