Comedian and Southport Comedy Festival director Brendan Riley

You could WIN a pair of tickets for the opening night of Southport Comedy Festival 2021 – as we launch the search for Southport’s Funniest Joke! 

Just post your favourite joke, or jokes, on our Stand Up For Southport Facebook group and you could be there for the first night of this year’s Festival, on 1st October 2021. 

The winner will be chosen by Festival Directors Bren Riley and Val Brady. 

Judge’s decision is final. No cash alternative. Usual rules apply. Jokes must be funny…

Some of the biggest names in comedy have already been announced for this year’s Southport Comedy Festival, which will be held in a giant marquee at Victoria Park in Southport between 1st October and 17th October. 

The stellar line-up includes: Jason Byrne, Reginald D Hunter, Jo Caulfield, Tom Stade, Steve Royle, Ed Byrne, Mark Thomas, Tez Ilyas, Luisa Omielan, Hal Cruttenden, Geoff Norcott and Helen Bauer with more star names due to join them. Tickets are now on sale

The Festival is sponsored by Anthony James Estate Agents in Southport. 

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