Slapstick Festival 2022

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Laughter is Live @ Slapstick Festival 2022

The ‘Laughter is Live At Slapstick’

…….back in bristol venues

Following a hugely successful pivot to online for the 2021 edition, Slapstick Festival is thrilled to announce that it will be returning to Bristol venues for its 18th edition in January 2022!

The five-day festival will run from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th January 2022.

Excitingly, around a third of the events will also be streamed online, making for our most accessible festival ever! 

We can’t wait to share more information about Slapstick 2022 with you very soon!

2022 slapstick festival
2022 slapstick festival

Festival Director Chris Daniels says

“This is definitely shaping up to be our most exciting programme to date. Given that we’ve been away for almost two years and that so many people have been having such a terrible time living through this pandemic we really want to deliver something very special this year. Having Stephen (Mangan) onboard as the host of our flagship gala event too is wonderful, Steven is such a passionate admirer of Keaton and he absolutely loves silent comedy! What’s more is he’s a hugely talented comic actor and presenter, so he’s the perfect host for us..”

The first festival tickets, including the gala, will go on-sale in early October  when the first events are announced.

With rare screenings of Czechoslovakian and Japanese silent comedies and the return of festival regulars Lucy Porter, Robin Ince and Bill Oddie this edition will delight and charm comedy fans of all ages.