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

The Women In Comedy Festival, produced by Dulcet Sounds, takes place annually in Greater Manchester, UK during October. Described as one of ‘the UK's best comedy festivals’ (The Skinny), Greater Manchester’s Women In Comedy Festival is Europes only comedy festival dedicated to gender equality.

Manchester, UK

Thursday 19th - Sunday 29th

October 2017

Actor Maxine Peake (pic left) one of the festival patrons says “I’m proud to be supporting the UK Women in Comedy Festival as a patron. A festival filled with laughter combined with feminist principles taking place in the North ... what’s not to support!”

‘It’s a very positive event, attracting massive headline acts.’ (Manchester Evening News) The 5th annual festival includes showcases, solo shows, open mic, workshops, a symposium and a writing competition. A ‘brilliant, brilliant festival’, full to the brim with female comedic talent. ‘Get it booked, get on down’ is the recommendation from City Life.



The first few shows have now been announced!     

View our calendar here

Highlights from the past five festivals and sister projects have included Susan Calman (Dead Boss / The News Quiz), Roisin Conaty (Game Face), Jo Neary (Miranda / Ideal), Zoe Lyons (Mock The Week), Jo Enright (The Job Lot / Pheonix Nights), Janey Godley, The Birthday Girls, Ava Vidal, Jo Brand, Jenny Eclair, Luisa Omelian, Gina Yashere, Sarah Millican, Shappi Khorshandi, Angela Barnes Shazia Mirza, Tanya Lee Davies, Aisling Bea


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